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1 November 2010

Posted by endorphinjunkie z7bAlabama (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 1, 10 at 7:04

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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RE: 1 November 2010

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 1, 10 at 11:23

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


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RE: 1 November 2010

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.


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RE: 1 November 2010

I met plenty of people who proudly state that they never read a book after they got out of school, work manuals excluded.


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RE: 1 November 2010

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.


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