Teachers aren’t failing students, the people who teach them are.

First coverage of the book, in The Atlantic, which has done a very good job covering education issues for many years. Headline on article is fine:


but when you paste the URL, sometimes it comes out like this, which is wrong:


Book doesn’t blame teachers at all. It’s the people who teach the teachers who are failing. Far from piling more criticism on teachers, I look at conditions that make a hard job even harder.

Media: can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.

One thought on “Teachers aren’t failing students, the people who teach them are.”

  1. The states’ and/or federal government must pass a bill that will require teacher universities to teach all elementary education majors and reading specialist majors and special education majors the signs of dyslexia, how to screen for dyslexia in kindergarten or no later than 1st grade, and then taught how to use the Orton-Gillingham Systems/Structured Literacy Programs that will teach dyslexics how to read. I, personally, am trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling System, Wilson Reading System, and Lindamood-Bell System, preferring Barton, and currently tutoring 40 dyslexic students twice a week from 19 different school districts how to read, using a system that will teach these students with a learning difference how to read. And the system has been working for me the last 13 years.

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