The Report of the California Reading Task Force Forced Choices in a Non-Crisis

Goodman, Ken
March 1996
California English;Spring96, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the report of the California Reading Task Force which was formally released in September 13. It is inferred that the released report speculates panic in its content and in its recommendations. It is averred that the released report has no considered, deliberate examination of the state of reading achievement and the ways of improving it. It is stated that the report begins with a gross misunderstanding of the reading achievement in pupils and jumps to simplistic and unsupported explanations for the crisis in literacy and finally demands impossible actions.


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