Years ago, I was taught how to read. Very useful skill!
Yes, in my generation parents taught their kids to read by the time they were two or three. Now they wait until first grade and make the school do it -- no wonder we can't beat the Japanese kids today. In some high schools 40 per cent of the students can't read at a basic level -- ridiculous!
>Sigh!< Once upon a time we were taught how to understand things. Like the difference between Chinese knockoffs and high quality merchandise.
And Johnny STILL can't read, dagnabbit!