“…more than eleven-twelfths of all the children in the reading-classes in our schools do not understand the meaning of the words they read.”That's a famous educator, Horace Mann, from 1837. The crisis never ends!
Marsha thinks some of the problem is government-controlled schooling. But she thinks that's an incomplete explanation:
Even today, many Chinese, Serbian, and Somalian immigrant children manage to learn a tremendous amount attending public schools, even Chicago public schools. These students often go on to challenging college programs and achieve professional success.Those darned hard-working immigrants. They like to make the rest of us look bad!
Different students have different views.
Some think learning's the big thing to choose.
Some find it kind of a snooze.