[Susan notes: As usual, Stephen Krashen provides excellent documentation, something "reformers"--and education reporters--fail to do.]
Submitted to Education Week but not published
To the editor
Schools are "facing tough budget choices" (August 24) and cutting back on teaching positions, tutors, support staff, summer programs, and extracurricular activities. According to an ASCD survey (SmartBrief poll, 2011-12), 78% of respondents said that they are "experiencing a lack of funding and it has affected student learning.
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