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American Public Media
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Millions of kids can't read well. Scientists have known for decades how children learn to read but many schools are ignoring the research. They buy teacher training and books that are rooted in a disproven idea. Emily Hanford investigates four authors and a publishing company that have made millions selling this idea.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.9 stars from 2,895 ratings
This is Watergate
The reporting in this podcast should shock every American. I hope it changes everything.
bujoloyolo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/22
Eye-opening!
As a mother of 3 (grown now) and grandparent of 5; I found this horrifying, shocking and eye-opening. Who knew? We entrusted our children to the school to ‘teach them to read’. I knew my grandkids were using ‘sight words’, but I didn’t understand beyond that. This is a must listen. A must...Read full review »
DentalHy2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/22
Loved it
Great information for people inside and out of the education field
Fork art via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/22
Recent Episodes
Lucy Calkins says she has learned from the science of reading. She’s revised her materials. Fountas and Pinnell have not revised theirs. Their publisher, Heinemann, is still selling some products that contain debunked practices. Parents, teachers and lawmakers want answers. In our final episode,...
Published 11/17/22
Teachers call books published by Heinemann their “bibles.” The company’s products are in schools all over the country. Some of those products are rooted in a debunked idea about how children learn to read. But they’ve made the company and some of its authors millions. Map: Heinemann’s national...
Published 11/10/22
Published 11/10/22
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