Logical English and Our Future Scientists and Engineers
Created: Monday, 14 February 2011 00:45
Written by Denise Eide
I love hearing from people who have read Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literacy Crisis. This weekend, a 70 year old man approached me. He explained he had a successful career as an engineer, solving complex problems using math, science, and computer programming. With tears in his eyes, he said, "When I read your book, I understood for the first time that English is a code and that all these years it was not my fault I didn't understand it. Thank you." He then went on to explain that since retirement, he has been tutoring children in the public schools. Each year, he is paired with a third or fourth grade boy who cannot read. He described each boy he had tutored and their passions and talents. He summarized it this way, "They are all gear heads like me."