The Politics of Phonics: How a skill becomes a law

<strong>Gov. Bill Lee fields question from the media after meeting teachers and students at Hanley Elementary on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Orange Mound.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

Gov. Bill Lee fields question from the media after meeting teachers and students at Hanley Elementary on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Orange Mound. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian)

David Waters
By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 07, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: May 07, 2021 4:00 AM CT Special Report
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Tennessee governors have been remaking school reading policies for 40 years, and yet reading achievement scores have barely budged.

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David Waters

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.


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