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    Since you have two children, it's possible that one child might not have fared any better with phonics.  It's also possible that the one who learned phonics might have done as well with another method. It's sometimes difficult to sort out cause and effect, and it's also possible that the two teachers had different skills or spent different amounts of time teaching reading.  My objection to the board's decision was that they had an either-or mentality that does not serve education.  The same applies to their decisions in the social studies curriculum.  I repeat that teachers should use whatever method works, and a good teacher will recognize what is working with different learners.

    Candidate for Texas State Board of Education District 5

    by RebeccaBellMetereau on Sat Apr 10, 2010 at 10:20:43 AM PDT

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