chapter  14
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The Neophonics Counterrevolution in Science

I began the preface of this book with a characterization of the current scene in reading education, and education in general, as a frontal assault by the government against teachers, students, and parents. This assault is being undertaken on behalf of the government’s corporate clients, who, in fact, represent only a small minority of the population. Under attack are not only quality public education, but science and democracy as well. Unless this attack is repudiated, the complex social fabric that interweaves education, science, and democracy is doomed to unravel. At risk are the victories and gains of past struggles that have won the rights to public education, academic freedom, and freedom of speech and thought.