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The Middle Path, One Day At A Time

Educators should embrace—not castigate—video games and TV

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t has been 25 years since the landmark education study “A Nation at Risk.” But even after the resulting hundreds of billions of dollars spent trying to ramp up children’s mastery of basic skills, American school performance is, tragically, stuck in wet cement. Millions of children, including the majority of low-income students, are behind in the most important predictor of future achievement: fourth-grade reading. Unfortunately, the current approach to the literacy crisis is locked in a time warp, almost totally removed from the ubiquitous digital media consumption that currently drives children’s lives. Unless we change course fast to integrate literacy and digital culture, our current educational paradigm and policies will make academic achievement gains even more difficult in the decade ahead.
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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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