Reading Incomprehension

American Voiceseducationchildren ISSUE 41•42 Oct 25, 2005

Recent standardized-test scores show that, while American students' math scores are acceptable, their reading comprehension is unsatisfactory. What do you think?

  • “"Great, now I have to get my kid some reading DVDs.”

    Phillip Gordon –
    Plastics Engineer

  • “Well, of course reading's stagnated. Today's kids are single-series readers of either Harry Potter or the Bible, depending on the family.”

    Nicole Shustat –
    Telephone Sales

  • “Who needs to read when you're doing data entry for the Chinese?”

    Adrian Cole –
    Importer