With admirable timing, an old friend sent this link to me today.
I'll read that book at my first opportunity, even though the only thing I found really surprising in the review is the quoted figure from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, saying that 24% of US 12th graders can compose "organized, coherent prose in clear language with correct spelling and grammar".
I'm surprised that it's that many.
Home Truths column for August
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