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Why a U.S. Government Agency Covers Up Proven Educational Methods While Millions of Children Become Illiterate

  It is naïve to pretend that science is free of bias and of political involvement. If it were, there would be no need for lobbyists in Washington from groups like the chemical and defense companies. “Science” may be conducted more for their benefit, than for its indisputable proofs. When influenced by “big tobacco”, some studies…

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Lose the Science, Lose the Kids

150 years ago, numerous perfectly healthy women died of “childbirth fever” in hospitals across the western world. Ignaz Semmelweiss solved the problem by introducing sterile procedures, like handwashing. He dramatically reduced deaths due to infections in his Vienna hospital. He was driven out of the hospital by his surgeon colleagues as his reward. The culture…

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Why a U.S. Government Agency Covers Up Proven Educational Methods While Millions of Children Become Illiterate

It is naïve to pretend that science is free of bias and of political involvement.  If it were, there would be no need for lobbyists in Washington from groups like the chemical and defense companies. “Science” may be conducted more for their benefit, than for its indisputable proofs. When influenced by “big tobacco”, some studies…

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Lying About and Cheating with the Evidence

Teaching Reading – The Lies and Deceit in Studies of Evidence-Based Research In Jean Stockard’s recently published book, The Science and Success of Engelmann’s Direct Instruction, the author reviews how educational research is chosen and publicized and how agencies lie to us about scientific research in education. An Example of Good Science – Project Follow…

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Ending the Crisis of Illiteracy – What Almost 50 Years in the Special Education Trenches has Taught Me

The Crisis of Illiteracy is Real As of today, 15,000,000 school-aged children across North America are behind in literacy skills. 25% of Americans cannot decode words at a Grade 8 level. One-third of North Americans have never read a single book. Almost 50% of North Americans cannot understand information written at a Grade 8 level….

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