The New York Times: In Raising Scores, 1 2 3 Is Easier Than A B C

By on 6-05-2013 in News

In a recent article in The New York Times, Motoko Rich writes that often educators, policy makers and business leaders fret about the state of math education, particularly in comparison with other countries, but that reading comprehension may be a larger stumbling block. It is here that Rich tries to explain how reading ability can be more difficult to teach than maths and how there is one solution: intervene earlier in the lives of students who come from disadvantaged homes, for “… by the time they are 4 years old, children from poor families have heard 32 million fewer words that children with professional parents.”

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