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Thursday, June 05, 2008

More Comics Goodness from Texas

So, as I prepare for my move to El Paso, I am worrying about the big fuss over Texas' English Language Arts standards. Apparently, after 3 years of informed experts revamping the state's policies concerning ELA, a small but powerful group of leaders has decided to ignore tons of hard work and effort, favor the opinion of one or a handful of consultants, and accept a bare-bones curriculum plan that favors basics.

But, as good teachers everywhere have done for decades, some teachers in the Lone Star state are working under the impression that any and all education standards only represent the bare minimum of needed competencies. I was very pleased to see this story out of Texas from the most-recent NCTE Inbox: "Comics, Seriously," which details the work of some teachers in Fort Worth. Keep teaching those graphic novels and illuminating those multiple literacy skills, Texans!

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