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February 20, 2013

"Sounding out success in Harlem"

John McWhorter asks: if we know--really know--the best way to teach underprivileged kids to read, why don't we use it?

The only reason you’ve probably never heard of Project Follow Through is that these days, schools of education tend to be more interested in social politics than results.
 
The neglect of such a rousingly successful teaching method is like ignoring penicillin because it isn’t sexy enough.

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