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Stephen Downes

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One wonders why the learning styles sceptics aren't so keen on addressing issues like this: "schools in the U.S. continue to use an iteration of the discrepancy model to test children for learning disabilities. Moreover, for a multitude of reasons, including biases in IQ tests, a disproportionate number of those diagnosed—and helped—have been white and middle- to upper-class." Maybe it's this: "Because human brains are organized in diverse ways, some people's reading circuits end up being inefficient. Dyslexia is the most common reading disability." Reprinted in Hechinger Report.

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