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How Many Letters Are There, Secretary Cardona?

How you answer this question says a great deal about your views of education and your understanding of research.

I have often asked teachers, especially reading teachers, what they usually see as a trick question… “what letters are not on the keyboard?”

With the most common answer being, “they’re all there.” That answer is, of course, the basis of neurotypical mass instruction, and it has always been a problem for me.




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Ira David Socol

Ira David Socol

Author, Dreamer, Educator: A life in service - NYPD, EMS, disabilities/UDL specialist, tech and innovation leader for education. Co-author of Timeless Learning

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