Monday, September 25, 2006

Reading Last

Before you jump to conclusions, however, read the other side of the story, which was published on National Review Online at

I don't know enough of the details to have a firm opinion, but anything that gets rid of the nonsense of whole language reading -- which, from everything I've read has been an unmitigated disaster rivaling dopey (ooops, I mean fuzzy) math -- is a good thing in my book...
Reading Last
A big government mistake.
By Michael J. Petrilli

The brouhaha over the federal Reading First program illustrates everything that’s wrong with government today — not the alleged improprieties, but a twisted government culture that prioritizes “proper procedures” over actual results and that looks for scapegoats and fall-guys when the going gets tough.

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