"Generous amounts of close, purposeful reading, rereading, writing, and talking, as underemphasized as they are in K-12 education, are the essence of authentic literacy. These simple activities are the foundation for a trained, powerful mind—and a promising future. They are the way up and out—of boredom, poverty, and intellectual inadequacy. And they’re the ticket to ensuring that record numbers of minority and disadvantaged youngsters graduate from college. We have yet realize how much is at stake here." - Mike Schmoker, Results Now
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