Monday, June 02, 2003

Recommended Reading

Education News fact checks the U.S. Department of Education summer reading list.

The US Dept of Education has posted a "Recommended Elementary Grades Reading List" for its "No Child Left Behind Summer Reading Achievers Pilot Program" that is replete w/ misspellings, misprints, and/or incorrect authors and titles. A cursory glance comes up with at least two in every grade so far.

For example mistakes from the kindergarten list include:

The Kindergarten List

The Very Best Spider, Eric Carle (The Very Busy Spider)
Have You Seen My Duckling, Nancy Tafari (Nancy Tafuri)
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Book, Richare Scarry (Richard Scarry)

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