[Homestead] Homeschooling and unschooling
lurine at softcom.net
Sun Jun 15 19:15:20 EDT 2008
The truth is that with the public education system we have a less literate
society than we did prior to the public education system.
Proof that the system is failing is easy to come by. Find a book that was
required reading in any year prior to 1950. You'll need one that along with
the ISBN code there is a little code that says RL followed by a whole and
decimal number. Now, find the same book printed in the last 10 or 20 years.
The older book will have an RL that is at least two full whole numbers lower
than the current edition!
A literate public is not one that now has a 6th grade reading level that
used to be a 4th grade or lower grade reading level!
----- Original Message -----
From: "VAN DELL JORDAN" <vdjor at yahoo.com>
> Reality check reading is necissary in this society and
> there are plenty who aren't learning.
> I am not being
>> theoretical here, this is an
>> observed fact.
> Observed by who. By anyone who is objective? How
> many thousand examples, if you haven't observed a
> sizable population you can't be sure.
>> > >Children want to learn, but they are
>> > about what they want to learn.
>> You have, VanDell, the artifical paradigm of
>> "subjects" in mind.
> That paradigm may be in your mind but it isn't in
> mine. Please confine yourself to the truth.
> Van Dell
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