Her influential approach vastly underestimates how difficult writing is for most students.
She's popularized an approach to reading comprehension that prevents many kids from succeeding at upper grade levels
Whatever you want to call it, there are documented instances of overreach in the name of social justice.
Test-based rating systems have already distorted curriculum and instruction.
Magnifying the issue only further inflames partisan rancor and makes it harder for teachers to teach and students to learn.
Standard approaches to early literacy instruction make many boys feel like failures.
The way schools in the city and elsewhere teach "reading" stifles enormous potential.
If students at higher grade levels aren't showing gains, we haven't solved the problem.
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