Class Struggle: Mike Schmoker

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Why should pre-holiday school days be wasted?

I wrote this two weeks ago, knowing it would appear in the Local Living section of the Post on Thanksgiving. (It is appearing five days after that on because I couldn't reach my blog entry site from my mom's house in California.) Did I have a holiday theme when I started typing? Nope. Then I saw education expert Mike Schmoker suggest that teachers have regular days in which students do nothing but read and write.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local Living | Tags:  Mike Schmoker, wasted school time on pre-vacation days. making that time count with reading and writing projects