2: The Idea

2: The Idea

Update: 2022-10-2025
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Sixty years ago, Marie Clay developed a way to teach reading she said would help kids who were falling behind. They’d catch up and never need help again. Today, her program remains popular and her theory about how people read is at the root of a lot of reading instruction in schools. But Marie Clay was wrong. 


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Shannon Compton

of course we can only find that children are not being taught to read when rich kids can't read, of course poor parents are just uneducated swine that wouldn't know anyway 🙄

Nov 9th
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Kelly Devlin Volpe

As a parent of two dyslexic children, whose concerns were diminished and dismissed, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of Hanford’s work. The privatization of diagnosis and intervention for children experiencing reading failure all but guarantees few will have access. #untileverychildcanread

Oct 21st
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