Showdown on Texas curriculum standards slated

Manzo, Kathleen Kenned
June 1997
Education Week;06/18/97, Vol. 16 Issue 38, p5
Reports on Texas school board members' plan to adopt a curriculum promoting a phonics-based approach to teaching reading over literature-based method in elementary schools. Reactions of state officials regarding the curriculum.


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