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Jonathan Lovell: Martin Luther to Walt Disney to Arne Duncan

Diane Ravitch has re-posted my “Martin Luther and Walt Disney as Teachers of Reading” illustrated essay (see the fourth post below this one), which appeared last month in the University of Missouri’s Engaging Cultures and Voices: The Journal of Learning Through Media. Diane writes:

Jonathan Lovell is a professor at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, where he supervises students who plan to teach high school English. In this post, he explains the evolution of educational thinking about the teaching of reading over the centuries and does it with wit and style. He also examines the likely impact of the Common Core standards. He notes that the same groups that helped write the standards are now writing the tests. Instead of making millions, they will make billions. Will standards, testing, and a standardized curriculum close gaps between different groups of students? Read on.

The post is brilliantly illustrated. I predict you will enjoy it.

Source: Jonathan Lovell: Martin Luther to Walt Disney to Arne Duncan

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