Reading, at one time the hallmark of the educated man, is now the bugbear of the modem school. In other ages it was recognized that there were some children who didn't want to read, never wanted to read, and never would want to read. Today, such a student is spurred, goaded, and hounded till he either learns to read for self preservation, drops out of school, or confronted with failure, lets the world see the only R's he has learned, the wrong R's-resistance, rejection, and rebellion.
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