1 November 2010

endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)November 1, 2010

The jails are full of one million non-readers. We can't let it happen again. If you allow another generation to grow up to be 12 years old.... without the ability to read, write, and think, we're sunk. If they can't read, if they can't write, if they can't think, they become criminals. We've already lost two generations. Unless we teach reading intensely and completely in kindergarten and first grade, the whole civilization goes to hell.

Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury uses SciFi and Fantasy to teach universal truth, I have always been an admirer of his work.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 11:23AM
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gandle(4 NE)

I absolutely agree with Bradbury, seems anymore it is COOL to be a non-reader. We have a wonderful library here in this little town but the computer room seems to be a lot busier than the book aisles.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 2:43PM
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I met plenty of people who proudly state that they never read a book after they got out of school, work manuals excluded.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 7:36PM
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Anneliese, I'd be very happy if the people in the trades would know how to read the "work manuals", but that does not seem to happen either.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2010 at 8:14PM
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