Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

How Easy is it to Teach Reading?

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Based on the new reading requirements for Michigan’s third graders, should we reassess how we teach reading?

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Host Stephen Henderson talks with callers about the state’s new legislation to help Detroit’s public schools.


Standards: Brad Biladeau, Government Relations for the Michigan Association of School Administrators, called in to say that there needs to be standards in how we fix reading comprehension. “There should be a uniform recognition of how we’re going to address third grade reading proficiency,” Biladeau says.


Love: One caller said that kids need positive reinforcement to help with reading. “They need support and encouragement, not punishment,” she says.


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