In the nineteenth century, Horace Mann began "the reading wars" when he raged against instruction in phonics, calling the letters of the alphabet "bloodless, ghostly apparitions. In , California passed its "ABC" laws requiring instruction in phonics and spelling skills. Californians acted after their state, which had been using a "whole language" approach since , received the lowest fourth-grade reading scores in America. In , the U. Congress made its presence felt. Concerned about the growing split between parents and educators, Congress set up the National Reading Panel.
POV: Ayn Rand Interviewed on the Value of Education
The Smallest Minority: The Comprachicos
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In the s and early 70s, the most prominent, vocal cultural movement was the New Left : a movement that condemned America and everything it stood for: individualism , material wealth, science , technology , capitalism. While the New Left achieved limited political success, it brought about vast cultural changes that remain with us to this day. The reason is that while its representatives faced some political opposition, they faced little-to-no fundamental intellectual opposition.
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