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Robyn Starkey rohina at
Wed Feb 4 00:36:50 EST 2004

>I used to gripe and moan privately about the "let's be so very careful with
>the reluctant readers" attitude because I felt it unfairly shortchanged the
>good readers (since the philosophy is that such children will read without
>encouragement).  Now I'm mostly irritated because, though I appreciate the
>tactics I learned, I think the number of reluctant readers is vastly
>overestimated and the net result is that some kids are being coddled
>unnecessarily.  Little twerps.

Give them all a swift kick in the rear, I say.


Disgruntled because my daughter, at age 3, is having to learn that being 
systematically abused and hit at school is something she has to tolerate 
because the child doing it has a "disability". 
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