Curriculum: The great divide among education reformers
This is a good piece for consideration. Read the article by Kate Walsh here: http://edexcellence.net/articles/curriculum-the-great-divide-among-education-reformers
Writing in his always-entertaining blog a few weeks ago, Whitney Tilson gave a nice nod to Dan Willingham’s New York Times op-ed addressing the sorry state of American teacher preparation. Amid effusive praise of the piece, Whitney writes, “I think morphemes and phonemes matter too but maybe not as much as Willingham does.”
This gently stated but dismissive view of the importance of reading instruction troubles me because I think it captures a viewpoint widely shared by many education reformers.