Posted by: Janine | August 23, 2009

Education

Bush admin minions
use language tricks to defend
No Child Left Behind

Julie Ellison Justice

Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University

Title: Reading at or above grade level: The construction of “grade level” in reading policy and political discourse.
My dissertation reported my analysis the speeches, press releases, congressional testimony and policy documents of 8 years of Bush Administration rhetoric to understand how it came to be naturalized that kids should “read at grade level” when previous policies required kids to read “proficiently” or “well and independently.”

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