The Reader's Harold Henderson posts about Bob Slavin's unfortunate experiences with Reading First (The Daily Harold).
UIC's Tim Shanahan reports: "SFA, to my knowledge, wasn't actually cut out by RFin fact, it is used in RF schools in about 30 states (and it should have been eligible in my opinion). Some states and districts did choose not to allow SFAI suspect because of cost or control issues, but they are allowed to do that under the law as long as they weren't inappropriately pressured into that by the feds or didn't use something instead that didn't actually meet the legal requirements...[EdWeek]'s story was that the feds narrowed school choices; Slavin's claim is that they didn't narrow the school's choices enough." [Thanks, Tim. Very interesting.]
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