It's true that science and math are integral to our nation's success; however, if the kids can't read or understand the science and math materials, what's the point? If we want more kids studying math and science, they necessarily must be better readers. I disagree that the educational system only promotes reading. If it did, we'd have better all-around students. We don't. Too many kids are in high school and are lacking in all areas of education, not merely one or two of them.

factotum January 25, 2011

at 10:41am

It's true that science and math are integral to our nation's success; however, if the kids can't read or understand the science and math materials, what's the point? If we want more kids studying math and science, they necessarily must be better readers. I disagree that the educational system only promotes reading. If it did, we'd have better all-around students. We don't. Too many kids are in high school and are lacking in all areas of education, not merely one or two of them.