Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog

May 9, 2011

Walker Hosts Reading Task Force Meeting. Expect the Task Force to be Ideologically Driven.

Filed under: Education Policy,Reading,Scott Walker — millerlf @ 9:08 pm

The first meeting of the task force Read to Lead was held April 25th at the Capitol in Madison.

Some observations:

Of the 14 attendees only one was a person of color, Representative Jason Fields.

There were no MPS teachers or reading specialists.

There were no bilingual specialists.

There was no one representing ESL students.

The committee appeared to be ideologically stacked.

There was no one representing balanced literacy.

Expect prescriptive, industry driven “solutions” to low achievement in reading.

Expect the “reading wars” to be resurrected with “scientifically-based reading instruction and intervention” to answer everything.

The second meeting of the Governor’s Read to Lead task force will be Tuesday, May 31st.

To view the April 25th meeting go to:

http://www.wiseye.org/Programming/VideoArchive/EventDetail.aspx?evhdid=4126

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