Mark Pennington
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Seventh Grade Teacher/Educational Author
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I'm an MA Reading Specialist father of three boys. My wife and I live in the California Gold Country.

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Should We Teach Standards or Children?

Posted on July 2, 2009 at 10:53am 4 Comments

This may well be professional suicide. But, it’s time to come out of the closet. I say I teach the standards, but I really teach children.

As an educational publisher and author, I sell books that address state and national standards in English-language Arts and reading. The standards-based movement has clearly taken over the publishing and educational establishment. For example, in California, a district cannot purchase programs with state-allocated district monies… Continue

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