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Friday, September 22, 2006

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Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 8:38 PM

Did the corrupt Bush Education Department foist an insider-favored reading program off on Arkansas? I can't find much of a trace in the clips. There is an opinion piece in the D-G by a retired school administrator (and Murphy Commission member) recommending the adoption of phonics-based Direct Instruction here back in 2001. Jackson T. Stephens Jr. touted it when talking briefly about running for governor. And, of course, the boys at the Walton School of Teacher Union Busting and School Vouchers By Another Name (Charter Schools) at Fayetteville have written warmly about it.

Perhaps a school person can shed some light.

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