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Archive for January 2014

The Educational Reform Movement’s Misplaced Priorities

Since the fall of 1977, when I accepted a position at Columbia University’s Teachers College and began my career in English Education, I have observed approximately two thousand five hundred middle school and high school English classes in four different states. When I have observed these classes, my questions have been consistent and simple.  What is serving to engage and sustain the attention of the students in this class? What […]

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