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Failure, retention and graduation denied

from By: Howard Margolis

From Dec. 1: Several years ago, I read an essay by Chicago high school teacher Will Okun. He was worried about Etta, a conscientious, enthusiastic, hard-working struggling reader whom he might have to fail. His blog was touching, perceptive and troubling. It dealt with an all-too-common dilemma that affects struggling readers and their teachers. I was so moved by his essay and so angry at his dilemma that I sent him a quick, superficial response. Here's a more comprehensive one. more


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