Category: Heros of Reading Education

Marva Collins – An American Heroine

Marva Collins did not wait for research, or approval, or even concern herself about being “out of step” with the trends in public education. When I visited her classroom in Chicago it forever indelibly imprinted, on my mind and spirit, the potential of ALL children if given the right kind of instruction early on. She Read more…

Sam Blumenfeld – A Lifetime of Service – A Giant Intellect – A Good Friend

Sam Blumenfeld – Remembered For nearly 35 years of the nearly 90 years Sam lived among us, he was my friend.  Sam became a mentor and my teacher in 1983 when I met him at a conference of the Reading Reform Foundation conference in Toronto, Canada.  He was a speaker and his scholarly, gentle, yet Read more…

Education – Southern Style

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Retarding America:  The Imprisonment of Potential By Michael Brunner A Review and Commentary by Sharman Burson Ramsey Introduction by Robert W. Sweet, Jr. Author, teacher, wife, mom, and grandmother, Sharman Burson Ramsey has been there as an education reformer and advocate for common sense and evidence based reading instruction in her community, and she paid Read more…

Phonics Pathways – Author – Dolores Hiskes

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This is the beginning of a series of articles about some of the “hero’s” of literacy.  Often these hero’s are unsung, and like it that way.  Many of the authors of reading programs began their journey with a child who was not learning to read in school, and rather than just wring their hands they took action, Read more…