Education: Clear & Effective?

Clear & Effective

When the New York City board of education set up a special committee to investigate the teaching of reading and English composition in the high schools, it was ready for some bad news—but not for quite such bad news as it got. In 1938, the committee reported last week, only 26% of the pupils entering high school were a year or more behind in their ability to read. Since then, the number has jumped to 34%, and 10% of the pupils are as many as four years below par.

As for writing, the pupils are also lagging: out of 800...

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