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2/14/2013 06:41:00 AM
What IT DO Shawty...
Ok, so stripping away the crap, 80% are sufficiently illiterate that they can't successfully perform most jobs or take even a minimally informed view on voting or where to put their savings.
Not saying they don't have those jobs, only that they can't perform them.
So why don't we have a National Recommended Reading List classified by grade and subject? 100 books for kindergarten, 200 for first grade, 300 for second grade, etc., etc. That would be 9000 books by 12 grade. But I never had a single teacher suggest a book that was not part of the curriculum. And a lot of those were boring. Catcher in the Rye, give me a break, PLEASE!So if young kids can't find stuff they want to read what can we expect?Omnilingual (Feb 1957) by H. Beam Piperhttp://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/03/scientific-language-h-beam-pipers-qomnilingualqhttp://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingualhttp://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/Badge of Infamy (Jun 1957) by Lester del Reyhttp://librivox.org/badge-of-infamy-by-lester-del-rey/http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/book/badge-of-infamy-by-lester-del-reyHow about Fu Manchu?http://www.gutenberg.org/files/173/173-h/173-h.htmAnd SF includes science with the reading and so would help with STEM education.
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So, you've put your finger on a big part of the problem, teacher apathy, conformity, and laziness. Now, combine that with publisher motivation, hustle, and political influence - and voila! The very fact we cant/don't have a national mathematics curriculum should be plainly instructive...,
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