chapter  1
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The Literacy Crisis According to Corporate America

During the televised debates for the 2000 presidential election, candidate George W. Bush took a stand on letters and sounds, and made phonics a campaign issue (Transcript of the Second Presidential Debate, ABC News, October 11, 2000):

Candidate Bush, it appears, had been well apprised of reading as a scientific subject with potent political ramifications. Considering that his remarks took place in the setting of a public debate, his stance should have prompted a fruitful exchange with his opponent.