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Educational Phlogiston, Anyone?
|Posted By: Dick Schutz on October 24, 2006|
|Applying Occam’s razor to the author’s socio-history yields a simpler account: In the absence of biological impairment, LD is a label that provides cover for failed instruction—a contemporary phlogiston to excuse the fact that many children are inadvertently mal-instructed until the point is reached that the label is applicable. At this point the profession lacks the means to “intervene” to reliably “close the gap.” See the results of the monumental $10 million Haan Foundation Study—touted as the largest and best designed educational experiment ever conducted.|