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Reading First Defenders, Unite

Over at Ednews.org, Jimmy Kilpatrick has collected a bunch of Responses to NYT Reading First article, most of them defending the program or questioning DJ Schemo's reporting, including from Reid Lyon, Bob Sweet, Tim Shanahan, and others. The gist of what they're saying isn't much of a surprise -- they're trying to salvage the program -- but some of the details in the letters to the Times are quite interesting.

However, there's a new DJ Schemo article in the Times out this morning that describes Congressional criticism of the program, a Spellings mea culpa of sorts, and the much-anticipated testimony of Bob Slavin, who seems to represent the wronged party (not districts or schools, for some reason): Oversight Is Set for Beleaguered US Reading Program. It's not quite an Alberto Gonzalez-level mess, but it's a mess. Can't someone find a better example than Madison, though?

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