The sinking feeling that "Johnny can't read" has developed from an unpleasant suspicion to an ugly reality of alarming dimensions and implications. Not only are our methods of reading instruction under scrutiny and attack, but so are our teachers themselves and, to some extent, so is our entire system of American education as it now firmly and shakily stands.
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