Thirty-two percent of U.S. fourth-graders aren’t reading at a basic level. Scientists say the popular theory that people learn to read through context-based guessing is wrong.
This is an important and heartening story in itself, but it also brings home that the lack of rigour in soft academic disciplines trickles down from ivory towers and can have—and has had—terrible, damaging consequences for the least well off in society.
We've theorized education into illiteracy. On the bright side, they still get a balloon even if they can't read.
This is all sorts of terrible