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Why Johnny Can't Write

Examines why the U.S. educational system often produces students who graduate without adequate writing skills and how the stage was set through a political climate that created lowered expectations of student skills. The article explores the failed attempts of the process schools of composition, its counterweight known as deconstruction, and the emergence of multiculturalism. (GR)

  • Author/Creator: MacDonald, Heather
  • Date Published: Sum
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Public Interest
  • Number: 120
  • Year: 1995

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