I’ve blogged a bit about the upcoming election. Tonight’s final Presidential Debate will most likely focus on the economy (Rightfully so considering the DJII’s 733 point drop, the fact that people are losing their jobs left and right, and that states, like Massachusetts, are facing unprecedented budget deficits). However, as educators, it’s important that we understand how the candidates feel about the issues facing us each and every day when we step into our schools.
The October/November Issue of Reading Today, which just arrived in my mailbox this evening, has a front page article entitled “McCain vs. Obama: Presidential candidates offer different approaches to delivering ‘world-class education’ to U.S. Children. The full-text version of the article is available at Reading.org. Just click here to read it in its entirety.
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I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).