How Torture Reading Helped Denise Discover The Logic of English
- Created: Friday, 19 November 2010 21:19
- Written by Denise Eide
As I have spoken around the country, I have discovered a pervasive affliction: English spelling appears inconsistent, illogical, and for some impossible. This ache resides not only within our schools: public, private, and home, but within the hearts of professionals who cannot spell, parents who cannot answer their children's questions, intelligent adults who were in special education, employers who are despairing at the low literacy rates of the workforce, and on through all levels of society. The logic of English speaks straight to people's hearts and their greatest insecurities.
For language, spoken and written, is the basis of all academics and the medium by which we conduct business, science, politics and relationships. Without a firm grasp of our native tongue English, we sever the Achilles heel of individuals and our society.