Seidenberg in Wisconsin State Journal

Mark Seidenberg is in the Wisconsin State Journal article “Phonics in focus: Advocates push Wisconsin for ‘science of reading'”. Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction endorsed explicit phonics instruction for teaching reading. This WSJ article focuses on literacy rates in Wisconsin, skepticism toward the science of reading among educators, and larger related issues: Wisconsin has the worst black-white “achievement gap” in reading scores the country. And getting educators to adopt explicit phonics instruction will undoubtedly require more than the endorsement of the Wisconsin DPI.

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