"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, September 26, 2005

Tell McGraw Hill What You Really Think

Get your children programmed today before they learn that their brains are for thinking, rather than imitating the sounds of a parrot in front of the class who has been forced to learn her lines in the place of preparing her lesson. Never worry again about losing control of your class or getting fired for not making AYP. Remember we write tests, too!!

As one of the leading insider profiteers in the Bush war on thinking in schools, the Open Court Series seized the high ground early in the Carnine/Lyon-inspired direct instruction assault on learning. First developed and marketed for reading and math, this drill and kill approach to teaching has now been extended to science, too.

Seriously, folks--McGraw-Hill wants your help. Go to the site listed below in this memo and do your patriotic duty. Let them know what you really think--while you can.

Dear Educator,
SRA/McGraw-Hill invites you to participate in a review of the Open
Court Reading program. Your input is an important part of the process
and will give us an opportunity to gain insight into educators'
thoughts regarding instructional practices and the features of the

If you are one of the first 500 respondents, you will qualify for
a $10.00 gift certificate to Powells.com upon completion of the
review. This is the bookstore that Forbes magazine has called the
"best on the Web."

Click on the link below to open the review. This link will be
open from September 20, 2005 - September 30, 2005. When you open
the link, please indicate whether or not you are a current user of
the Open Court Reading program in order to be directed
to the appropriate survey.


Please be aware that we would like your feedback by September 30,
2005. We realize that your time is valuable, and we greatly appreciate
your willingness to share yourtime, as well as your expertise.

Thank you for your help in creating quality educational programs.

Anne Booth
Project Director
Content Connections

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