Interview: Dr. Sam Blumenfeld

It has been 60 years since the publication of the book Why Johnny Can’t Read! And Johnny still can’t read. When it comes to American literacy, nothing much has changed except that things are far worse than they were in the 1950s and the 1970s and the 1990s. Kevin Swanson interviews Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld, author of Is Public Education Necessary?, on the importance of phonics and the planned “dumbing down” of American education.

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