Thursday, September 15, 2005

U.S. Department of Education Accepting Applications For Teacher-to-Teacher Training Corps --

from Ohanian:

Ohanian Comment: Looks like the U. S. Department of Education is going into the in-service provider business. Your tax dollars at work. I am the proud owner of a "Banned in California" T-shirt. Some years back, the California State Board of Education put out a call similar to the one below for literacy expertise. More than twenty experts from around the country who professed tenets in keeping with a holistic approach all received the same rejection letter. Rumor had it that Marion Joseph vetted applications for "wrong names" in the bibiographies. The last I heard, Joseph, a former member of the California State Board of Education, was working on the California implementation of the Federal Reading First legislation.

Rejection by California isn't trivial. It means that no district may hire us to offer our expertise. Only "approved" experts are acceptable. I forsee the same thing with the little list the Feds are compiling.

And it is looking more and more like a national curriculum for reading.

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