Friday, February 3, 2012

Chapter 27: The "Johnny Can't Read" Myth

Chapter Twenty-Seven: The “Johnny Can’t Read” Myth

For as long as I’ve been teaching I’ve been hearing the “Johnny Can’t Read” myth.  When I arrived at Bronx public schools 11 years ago, there was a chorus of it.  The short version goes something like this:

Johnny can’t read; therefore he acts out in class.

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