No literacy and no critical thinking skills
Suppose you write to your child and then remember he can’t read?
by Jon Rappoport
March 5, 2018
You wouldn’t want to be that kind of parent.
But schools can preempt you. They can bring your child along, all the way to graduation from high school—and it turns out he’s illiterate.
I want to describe several levels of illiteracy that afflict the young. There are more, but I’ll focus on three.
One: At age 16, he can’t read words and understand them beyond, say, a fourth grade level. He can’t read an article. He can’t read a food label. He can’t read a sign at a pond that says swimming is dangerous.
Two: He can read a newspaper article at a 10th grade level. He knows what most of the words mean. But he doesn’t know what the author is saying—he doesn’t know and can’t explain what each…
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