From Columbia University:
"The entity TCRWP, founded in 1981, WILL BE DISSOLVED as part of this shift. TC is working to align the work of TC staff with the needs of school districts and changes in reading curriculum locally and nationwide."
LC is on sabbatical this year while she pedals her 'revamped' program as an educational consultant.
𝙵𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚁𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚓𝚎𝚌𝚝:
"For years, district admin and teachers would take paid-for trips to New York City because...
New York! TCRWP! How fun!
Professional learning at Columbia University's Teachers College? How respectable and worthwhile.
But trips to a private consulting business?
That will seem less OK, and it will be harder to make the case that the trips are necessary, especially on public dollars.
And...the Right to Read Project rightly points out that Columbia University will distance itself from the Units of Study-
"And we can begin to ask ourselves tough questions like:
Why does TC need/want to state that they are "not involved in the operations or provision of services provided by Dr. Calkins in her LLC"?
What liability concerns did she prompt?
"TC wants to foster collaboration among different evidence-based approaches to literacy and ensure our programs are aligned with the needs of teachers and school districts looking to partner..."
𝐀 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐝 "𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧: 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲."
The Lucy Calkins Phonics Program-
Dr. Paige, who closely reviewed lessons for their phonics content, noted significant failings:
"1) There is not enough time given to acquiring the phonics skills, which is particularly dire for students who might not immediately master those patterns or read fluently;..."
𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐏𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐄- 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐊 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐒𝐎 𝐌𝐔𝐂𝐇 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐥𝐞.
𝐕𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬- 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠!
I was one of you!
Great reporting Dyslexia Initiative!