NYT Blasts Calkins with “Science of Reading” propaganda

Hanford critiqued approaches named as balanced literacy and whole language without citing any evidence around these claims. She continued with anecdotes on how a focus on the SOR has improved student performance, but there is not a single citation of evidence in support of this claim. … It is clear that the repeated critiques of literacy teacher preparation expressed by the SOR community do not employ the same standards for scientific research that they claimed as the basis for their critiques.

HOFFMAN, J.V., HIKIDA, M., & SAILORS, M. (2020). CONTESTING SCIENCE THAT SILENCES: AMPLIFYING EQUITY, AGENCY, AND DESIGN RESEARCH IN LITERACY TEACHER PREPARATION. READING RESEARCH QUARTERLY, 55(S1), S255-S266. HTTPS://DOI.ORG/10.1002/RRQ.353

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