Posted by: Bob C. Cleckler | August 5, 2012

A Proven Way to Improve U.S. Education

In the case of our educational problems, we tend to turn everything over to educational “experts” who seldom make revolutionary changes unless pushed into them by angry constituents. It has become very obvious that we need to start a grass-roots campaign to implement the revolutionary solution to our very real literacy crisis proposed on a new website about ending English functional illiteracy. The home page of this website presents brief statements of ten proven facts about the problem of English functional illiteracy and about the only effective and permanent solution. The home page can be read in less than six minutes. The proofs are given in the “Read More” following each statement.

If you carefully, honestly read this website, you will agree that this may be our last, best hope of ever permanently ending English functional illiteracy. If you want a much more authoritative and comprehensive explanation of the problem and the proven solution, it can be found in the breakthrough 265 page ebook, Let’s End Our Literacy Crisis, Second Revision, which can be downloaded in .pdf format at no cost from this website. For the sake of an estimated 600 million English-speaking people (of the more than 1.3 billion English-speaking people around the world) who are functionally illiterate in English — including more than 93 million in the U.S. alone — you are urged to get the facts for yourself. It is in the short-term interest of educators and politicians to deny that we have a serious problem — they do not know how to solve it. Absolutely nothing done in the last 90 or more years has made any overall statistically significant improvement in English literacy, which is now worse than it was in the 1700s and early 1800s in the U.S. Up until the latter part of the 1900s there were numerous manual labor jobs which did not require literacy. The number of jobs in the 21st century that do not require literacy is very tiny indeed: even some hard-working, very efficient janitors have been fired because they could not read an after-hours note with special clean-up instructions.

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