January 14, 2009

No Child Left...

From Stephen Krashen's newsletter:

"Sent to the New York Times, January 14

In his remarks to the Senate, Arne Duncan repeated the familiar calls
for 'rigor' and high standards. How about first making sure all
children have food, proper medical attention, and shelter?

Before Duncan and Obama try to salvage No Child Left Behind, how
about first working on No Child Left Unfed, No Child Left Without
Health Care, and No Child Left Homeless.

PS: Hungry children and sick children have a hard time learning.

Susan Ohanian

Stephen Krashen"