The Dumbing Down of America

Blumenfeld, Samuel L.
June 2007
Vital Speeches of the Day;Jun2007, Vol. 73 Issue 6, p257
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The article presents the speech "Phonetics Versus Whole Language Teaching," by author Samuel L. Blumenfeld, delivered at New Hope Community Church in Denville, New Jersey on March 25, 2007. The speech focuses on the topic of the lack of education in the U.S. and the need to change the way reading is taught.


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