Letters: Nov. 24, 1961

Johnny's Reading

Sir:

Cheers for Professor Trace's findings on the differences in education in Russia and the U.S. [Nov. 17]. Pressuring many of our bright young minds, before they are ready for tackling reading, and then feeding them a diet of dull, repetitious words, is one very good reason why Johnny can't read. He doesn't want to. Give him a cross section of the human body and watch him work.

Why can't we swallow our pride and learn to adopt some very important facets of the Russian educational system?

SALLY LEONARDI West Barrington, R.I.

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