TITLE

WHY JOHNNY CAN'T READ

AUTHOR(S)
Orton, Vrest
PUB. DATE
September 1977
SOURCE
National Review;9/2/1977, Vol. 29 Issue 34, p1006
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the problems related to the public education system in the United States. There have been several debates regarding the inability of the U.S. public-education system to teach children to read their own language. It seems that the government's efforts on building bigger and more luxurious schools and paying higher salaries to teachers and administrators, have not yielded the desired results. Very few people are aware of a major reason why youngsters can pass through the primary system and even graduate from high school without the ability to read. The primary reason for this is the use of unreadable fonts in the printing of books.
ACCESSION #
6056321

 

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