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Additionally, whole word would almost invariably cause precisely the reading problems that are lumped under the heading "dyslexia.

The pervasive idea being that the individual is nothing, the community everything. The primary tactic in this war was the use of a reading pedagogy that does not work i. All the Communists had to do was aid and abet our homegrown quackery, which they did with great energy.

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All of them are like look-say: an ugly idea with cute bells and whistles, endless promises, and high-pressure salesmanshp. I describe what is coming, what can no longer come differently: the advent of nihilism So there were two hundred and twenty-three words to use in this book. Just as scary, most of the ideas found in the blueprint are still in play one hundred years later. All the weird little shapes are too similar to start with, and they come in too many variations. Why, it was unanimous. Think about the context Today they have been repackaged as Whole Language. Just keep going The books were stupid, but I was a good reader so I didn't let that bother me. You can feel Flesch's frustration on the page: "Come on, people, this isn't complicated. I taught the kids in groups, and most of them were reading at least somewhat by the time school ended. You wouldn't wish it on an enemy. These are the Founding Fathers of Education in this country.

But these guys are themselves self-appointed egomaniacs, not the least bit interdependent. At that instant the child starts to flip words and is well started toward so-called "dyslexia. Finally, you have to come back to the most obvious, most devastating point: they HAD to know whole word didn't work, but they kept it going anyway.

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The smart people them would run things, and the dumb people everybody else would do the menial jobs.

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A Tribute to Rudolf Flesch