Talking Points is published by WLU, the Whole Language Umbrella, a conference of NCTE. Talking Points helps promote literacy research and the use of whole language instruction in classrooms. It provides a forum for parents, classroom teachers, and researchers to reflect about literacy and learning. (Published semiannually, October and May.)
Sally Brown, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
Deborah MacPhee, Illinois State University
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"Teachers tend to think that those involved in education . . . are all in the education business for altruistic reasons. We tend to think that like
us, everyone likes kids. We are shocked when we find out that this has become less and less the case.
—Michael T. Moore and Don Zancanella [page 2]