Literacy Teaching
Methods Failed Millions Of Kids

Literacy in the United States is relatively high
globally, but far below where it should be. There are many reasons why, but
none more inexcusable than the dissing of teaching reading through phonics.
Thankfully, a huge change has occurred in the last few years to revert back to
the scientifically proven and most basic way to teach reading to kids:

The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
at Columbia finally was dissolved after four decades of using less effective
methods. Lucy Calkins, the literacy professor and curriculum entrepreneur, sold
a bunch of crap that downplayed the use of phonetics.

42 states, since 2019, passed laws that
essentially say to use phonetics in the teaching of reading. Simply, there must
be evidence-based results for teaching methods, and Calkins’ work did not pass
muster. Now we need to untrain or retrain our teachers so that they don’t
continue to fail our young minds. 

Even in a country like the United States,
where pre-K to 12 public education is free to all, 36 million adults can’t
maintain employment because of their inability to read and write in English

Can you help solve this problem? 

Volunteer with your:

* Local literacy program

* County jail literacy program

* Town library 

Donate books to:

* Schools

* Orphanages

^ Libraries

* Non-profit educational organizations 

Inquire how you can assist here: 

World Literacy Foundation 

Directory of Literacy


Freedom to Read Foundation


Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy


Share Literacy




National Coalition for Literacy


International Reading Association


Reach Out and Read National Center


Read To Me International Foundation


The Reading Connection


Reading Is Fundamental, Inc




SMART Start Making A Reader Today


Family Reading Partnership


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