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Getting Ready For A Reading First Let-Down

By Alexander Russo — April 19, 2007 1 min read
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After all the hoopla (and given all the other things going on), tomorrow’s Reading First hearing is likely to turn out to be pretty anticlimactic. (Plus which, they’re holding it on a Friday, and the program’s alleged mismanagement is offset by its apparent effectiveness.)

Reading First Paying Off, Education Dept. Says Washington Post
“That’s the irony,” said John F. Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy. “The program was poorly -- even unethically -- administered at the federal level, yet it seems to be having a positive effect in schools.”

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If you enjoy political theater of the absurd, tune in to a House Education and Labor committee hearing Friday on “Mismanagement and Conflicts of Interest in the Reading First Program.”

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