California's Reading Wars Kathryn Baron of member station KQED in San Francisco reports on the"reading war" in California''s schools. Advocates of phonics and supporters ofwhole language have fought for years over the best way to teach reading. In thelate 80''s, whole language became the predominant method; in 1994, California''s fourth graders tied for last on a national reading test. The State Board of Education has revived the debate by creating tough new standards in language arts.
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California's Reading Wars

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California's Reading Wars

California's Reading Wars

California's Reading Wars

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Kathryn Baron of member station KQED in San Francisco reports on the"reading war" in California''s schools. Advocates of phonics and supporters ofwhole language have fought for years over the best way to teach reading. In thelate 80''s, whole language became the predominant method; in 1994, California''s fourth graders tied for last on a national reading test. The State Board of Education has revived the debate by creating tough new standards in language arts.