Lebenskünstler

Claire Needell Hollander – Dazzling Words

Posted in Uncategorized by Randall Szott on 04/25/2012

via NY Times:

We cannot enrich the minds of our students by testing them on texts that purposely ignore their hearts. By doing so, we are withholding from our neediest students any reason to read at all. We are teaching them that words do not dazzle but confound. We may succeed in raising test scores by relying on these methods, but we will fail to teach them that reading can be transformative and that it belongs to them.

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