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25-Apr-2003

Literacy? What’s that?

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 7:09 pm

Report: Uh, it’s like student writing is bad

Ask high school juniors to write a paragraph about a haunted house, and nearly half are unable to do so satisfactorily. That’s because writing has been neglected in school reform, according to a report by the National Commission on Writing in America’s Schools and Colleges. So, students finish high school without the ability to write in a sophisticated, precise or engaging fashion, the commission says.

It figures, doesn’t it? That would explain the lack of literacy found in so many forum postings, online profiles, works of fan fiction, and the like… ::shakes head, sighs::

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