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Michigan: Do Students Have a Right to Literacy? by Diane Ravitch

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The court got it “ tragically wrong . Judge Stephen J. Murphy ruled on Friday that while the schools, as alleged, are “nothing short of devastating,” access to literacy is not a fundamental right.”  HUH?  ' Attorneys representing Detroit school children in a high-profile “right to read” lawsuit say they plan to appeal the ruling dismissing the case. The case argued that a lack of certified teachers, books, school supplies and evidence-based curricula has led to dismal English proficiency rates.' This aint' reform..it's 'deform' and ends the road to income equality when citizens are denied literacy skills.


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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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