In 1954 Rudolf Flesch wrote a book published by Harper and Brothers that caused an upheaval in homes and public schools throughout America. His book Why Johnny Can't Read is referred to as an angry book by an aroused parent. The conclusion drawn by Dr. Flesch as to why Johnny can't read is that "nobody ever showed him how" (Flesch, 1965, p. 2).
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