August 22, 2017

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Lowering the Bar For Teachers

Teaching is a profession every bit as vital to the common good as doctoring. As far as I can tell, no one is suggesting that the AMA lower residency requirements to permit more people to enter the doctoring profession.

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Reading Instruction Must Begin at Home

Parents of young children cannot afford to leave beginning reading instruction to the schools. US public schools do a great many things well, but effective reading instruction is not one of them.

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What Is Pre-K?

Legislators who vote against pre-K funding don’t seem to realize that they would save taxpayers money in the long run by supporting early education programs.

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“Invented Spelling”

No child should be asked to use the tools of a written language until his teacher has taught them to him.

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Cursive Writing Law

The first step in teaching writing printed or joined is to show the child how to hold a pencil.

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