Depaul Prof Weighs In on NCLB Debate

Whether or not NCLB can be "blamed" for narrowing the curriculum has been a big issue of late, as those of you who read my other blog know.  Now, DePaul ed school prof John Gabriel gets his views in the NYT Letters to the Editor section, excerpted here:   

"Doubling Up on Literacy Classes"  perpetuates
the idea that literacy is something that happens in certain classes; we
usually think of English classes as the main place where students read
and write.  But students should read and write in every class
they take music, art, physics, history and mathematics. Then there
would be no need for doubling up on literacy classes, because all
classes would be literacy classes."

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