Reading curriculum a source of frustration

08/6/2003 | NYTimes.com

Some New York City principals and teachers have criticized the district's move to adopt the Ramp Up reading program for this fall, and teachers union President Randi Weingarten has come out against it, saying the curriculum will be too difficult to implement. A major bone of contention has been this summer's training sessions for Ramp Up, which involve intensive lectures, role-playing and homework.

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