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Re: Great Literary Quotes

Originally Posted by rockDAWG View Post
Blame on the new immigrants and texting
No, that isn't it. I have been very impressed with well educated immigrants. A friend of mine was educated in Berlin in the '70s and speaks better English that most natives. She is a holy terror at Scrabble!

I blame the poor state of English in the USA on lowering educational standards. Some blame that on "no child left behind," whose solution to bringing more people up to the standard was to lower the standard. But that's not it. The trend started in the mid '60s with the move away from traditional teaching methods.

As for amazing writing, I point to such writers as H. G. Wells, who wrote over a hundred books on social criticisms. I'll try to add a quote from him later.

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