Skip to comments.The Crime of the Century: Creating 50,000,000 Functional Illiterates
Posted on 04/29/2010 12:47:37 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice
The best thing we can do for the country is to make sure all children read by the second grade. The Education Establshment continues to push non-phonetic methods that dont work. Heres a graphic video (only 3 minutes) that explains why Kindergarten Sight-Words Are Not A Good Idea.
This hoax requires that children memorize words as SHAPES or graphic designs, as we all memorize flags, currency symbols, hieroglyphics, cars, etc. A few hundred is difficult but doable; a few thousand is beyond most people. Even then, it takes a lot of time, so all of education is undercut. Once parents understand that Look-say, Whole Word, Sight Words or Dolch Words (all same thing) is a destructive fraud, well see steady improvement in the public schools.
Reading may not be everything, but I often suspect it's half of everything. That's why the impostors in charge of education have devoted so much ingenuity to making sure kids would end up semi-literate.
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Further consideration : My friend, raised in Japan, has spent years studying the full Kanji alphabet. She even gets it wrong sometimes.
I still remember my first grade class in 1963. We had over 40 kids in the class. The teacher taught us the sounds of all the consonants, then the vowels. In no time, we were reading. And this was with no Kindergarten or Pre-K. Why did they try to fix something that was not broken?
“Thank a teacher.”
Yes, and could you tell us how many symbols your friend has learned?
I’ve gotten the impression that mastering even 2,000 kanji is a major achievement and take 5-10 years.
I do thank them, because I learned phonics, too. I was lucky enough to have learned to read before the ‘sightword’ bit. There is no substitute for phonics. You have to learn the parts of the word before you can read.
I teach Sunday school and I tell my six year olds when they come across a unknown word to SOUND IT OUT.
Kids are not learning penmanship anymore. It is not uncommon now to find young people who only print and cannot read cursive script.
I can not, but during our exercises I had made a few characters, and even the slightest shifting of the wrist, a serif where there is none, can change the character or make it complete junk.
Even in writing Katakana I found that every stroke of the pen is important.
In America today if you can read, thank your parents for after-schooling you.
Only teachers ( in ignorance or knowingly) open the doors to the government schools and WILLINGLY agree to use methods,and cooperate with systems, that **HURT** children! No one is holding a gun to their heads. No one is threatening to send them to a concentration camp!
If the government teacher that you know ( who loves her cat and is a member of the church women's auxiliary) is still employed, if she/he hasn't quit or been fired, then this teacher is AGREEING to HURT children in exchange for a paycheck and benefits!
This teacher is WILLINGLY agreeing to implement policies and systems that teach children to think atheistically and ( by the way) leaves them illiterate.
If you know a child who can read, his parents have knowingly or unknowingly taught him phonics, or he is one of the very bright and rare children who figured the code out on his own.
A number of charter schools in the Phoenix area are now returning to a “traditional” method of learning to read. A few of the public schools in the Scottsdale School District have labeled themselves “traditional” as well.
I have a three year old granddaughter in a charter school preschool program (for which we pay out of pocket) who is learning phonics through the Spalding method. Her increased vocabulary alone since January of this year is phenomenal. She can combine letters and sound combinations with ease. She was unable to say a single word until almost 2 1/2 and was diagnosed as developmentally delayed in speech.
We have punished an entire generation in this experiment in education. It is sad to see but I do believe that many are waking up to the fact that we can no longer use our children as trial and error material. Tried and true methods of learning are on the rebound.
Literacy has less and less value in America. First, by way of example, look at McDonald’s. Their illiterate Mexican workers can function by learning the symbols on the computerized cash register, Second, using a shovel to dig a highway dedicated to “The Divine One” does not require literacy. Most engineering can be done abroad with the necessary heavy machines made nearby. One can multiply examples.
Or he watched "Super Why!" on PBS. That's how Vlad learned to read when he turned 3, near as I can tell.
Done intentionally — dummies vote DEMOCRAT.
“Public Schools: Creating tomorrow’s underclass today!”
Government school teachers: Creating tomorrow's atheistic Marxist TODAY!
( And...Conservatives continue to allow these temples of atheistic Marxism to remain open!)
YOU BETCHA....ITS THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY...FIRE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS NOW AND START OVER.
Mrs Dog and I bought a set of reproduction McGuffey Readers when our son was 3. By the time he was 4 he was reading at a first grade level. Teaching sight words reading is simply BS. Phonics is the only way to teach reading, although to be sure, there are some words which must be taught as sight. Think of “the” as an example. sd