Colleges not teaching phonics
- Subject: Colleges not teaching phonics
- From: George Sheridan <learn@JPS.NET>
- Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 09:14:26 -0800
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At 03:33 AM 3/2/2002 -0500, Juanita Doyon wrote:
I just keep hearing this tripe about teaching colleges being the ones
wanting to hold back the underclasses by not teaching them phonics
In California the schools of education are under attack for the stated
reason. Some faculty are unimpressed by the evidence for the
scientifically-proven curriculum coming from Sacramento and D.C.
But the attack goes beyond one-way-or-the-highway attempts to impose
phonics-uber-alles. Since the universities continue to house critics of
standardized curriculum, the testocrats are moving through the Commission
on Teacher Preparation to standardize the university curriculum.
State-approved scripts for university courses are only the next step.
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