Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Topic: Repeating Grades and Dropping Out

Title: “Sketching to Create Meaning: The Story of a Second-Language Learner." Chris Altman. English Journal (May 2008), 64-68. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The audience for the journal is secondary schools.

Quote: “In fall 2000, the National Association of State Boards of Education reported that ‘repeating a grade twice makes the probability of dropping out nearly 100 percent.’ ” p. 64.

Comment: FYI. That’s a pretty damaging conclusion and a very broad statement. All levels? RayS.

The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.

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