The Weekly Sam: Illiteracy Why and What Can Be Done About It

In March 1990, Sam spoke to a group in Olympia, Washington.  He explained the reading problem in the United States, what caused it, and what can be done.  He contrasted elementary school students in the U.S.and Soviet Union,  Soviet elementary students were taught intensive phonics and were highly literate.  Here is a link to the transcript:

http://blumenfeld.campconstitution.net/Transcripts/Illiteracy%20Why%20and%20What%20Can%20Be%20Done%20About%20It.pdf

 

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This is a link to a March  1990 speech to Olympia Senior Kiwanis, Sam Blumenfeld: