Monday, February 22, 2010
On Reading & Retention
Indiana Citizens was pleased to see this response from Carole Craig (NAACP) to Sunday’s Star on the Retention Law ( Senate Bill 258). The Star picked two "experts" who just happened to agree with the policy and apparently the paper's position. Certainly, we want reading to be a priority but this just shows another punitive effort that ignores focusing on the child. Craig also points to the clear research on retention and dropout rates (which....we thought was a priority).