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More than 800 DeKalb teachers enrolled
in intensive reading training

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Posted By: Ribicon, 10/4/2022 3:23:41 PM

Students stared at the simple drawings and words on the page before them: Chair. Tree. Fan. Dragon. Bee. “We’re thinking about what we hear,” said teacher Deianaira Earle to the first graders at John Lewis Elementary School in Atlanta. “When you hear a word, what do you hear at the end?” The class split into small groups, and with the help of two teachers, began to identify which words rhyme. What seems like a simple task could be the key to progress in the DeKalb County School District, where state assessments show nearly half of third graders can’t read on grade level.(Snip)The district has invested more than $1 million


Kids can't read, teachers can't teach, parent(s) don't bother? Fret not, here comes some federal aid.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subsuburban 10/4/2022 3:36:24 PM (No. 1295340)
Name ANY problem. Then wait for the government answer. It is always the same: MO MONEY!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: AltaD 10/4/2022 3:55:53 PM (No. 1295347)
FTA: Studies about the program note the program helped teachers, but was less clear about the effect on student test scores. If this method of teaching has limited or no effect on student reading scores, why is yet another school district implementing it?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: HerbVA 10/4/2022 4:16:53 PM (No. 1295362)
I don’t suppose phonics is used.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: winmag 10/4/2022 4:25:15 PM (No. 1295370)
The aptly named, John Lewis school. Turning out illiterate welfare leaches in perpetuity, who have to vote for vile scum like Lewis who keep them in chains.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3XALADY 10/4/2022 5:33:15 PM (No. 1295409)
I would like to know how many years it took Ms. Earle to learn how to spell her name. That sure wouldn't fit on the back of a milk box! What happened to Dick and Jane and Spot and Puff. They taught me to read 70 years ago. I guess that would be too simple?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Californian 10/4/2022 5:47:55 PM (No. 1295420)
Complete waste of money. The kids just need to identify as literate and they will be.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx 10/4/2022 6:09:11 PM (No. 1295439)
Give them the Dick and Jane books. We not only learned to read them but loved reading. Still love to read.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/4/2022 6:20:33 PM (No. 1295451)
Who cares when there's that grand and mythical oral tradition, empty blather with no accountability or basis in fact necessary.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Catherine 10/4/2022 6:29:58 PM (No. 1295464)
In first grade, teacher sat us around her on the floor and said "as you read, be looking at the next word coming up," That is the most valuable thing I ever learned in school. I think this was before phonics, too. (I'm pretty old.) The education system for the last two generation is a failure. Don't know how we will ever get caught up.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 10/4/2022 6:34:15 PM (No. 1295468)
Teach them phonics. Nothing else works. All else is fraud and lies.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/4/2022 6:47:59 PM (No. 1295479)
How are they supposed to read if the word definitions are being Perverted (Like Joey) as fast as the Leftists can redefine all the words that then will fit their narrative. ON top of that, the Severe Indoctrination is killing the kids initiative...why bother, Commies already run everything!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Vesicant 10/4/2022 7:34:04 PM (No. 1295505)
"Deianaira" is a variation of Deianira. If you know who Deianira is mythologically speaking, you wouldn't name your daughter that. But it's all good in the hood, yo.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/4/2022 9:00:47 PM (No. 1295560)
White, black whatever, these are majority black schools with almost 100% black teachers. There are interested in two things little actual work they have to do and how long before I can get my generous pension. Yeah, I have now become a card-carrying racist. I grew up in the Deep South and my wealthy grandparents had the “help”. They were the best People I ever knew. I know things were not right in a lot of ways back then but things were also a lot better in a bunch of different ways. We had at least a dozen black churches back then and if you didn’t attend whenever the doors opened, you got criticized and talked about. I may be wrong but race relations were better then. Now it’s simply hate on both sides. Add the Hispanic element who think blacks are lazy and worthless and you have a recipe for real trouble.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 10/4/2022 9:27:07 PM (No. 1295583)
As long as they understand that it's whitey's fault, what difference does it make. They know how to spell EBT and that's all that counts.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: 4given 10/4/2022 9:27:12 PM (No. 1295584)
When I retired 28;years ago the Whole Language craze gripped the teaching of reading. We had thrown out phonics and Dick and Jane flor lots of fun and creative activities but some kids weren’t learning to read. Haven’t checked lately and don’t know if the pendulum has swung back to what was effective.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 10/4/2022 9:32:36 PM (No. 1295587)
Free Public Education must DIE! There is no reform. There is no improvement. There are excellent teachers, but they are covered up with the feral behavior of the 15%-20% of students who should not be in a school. The other 80% can do it, but they suffer from reading deficits that go back to elementary school. No one wants to deal with the fallout of the 15% who destroy the ability of teachers to teach and the 85% to learn. Until that happens - and it will never happen in the current system - children will continue to marinate in the ignorance that is the waters of current education.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 10/4/2022 10:33:02 PM (No. 1295624)
This is what you get when idiot libs get rid of phonics vs the sight reading they do now. You teach kids to read phonetically, and they can devour just about anything they can get their hands on. It also helps immigrants learn English a little bit better as well.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mifla 10/5/2022 6:30:55 AM (No. 1295784)
Break the teacher's union, fire the incompetents, and use the saved money for salary increases for the teachers who actually teach.
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