Why Johnny Can't Write – The REAL Reason

On December 8, 1975, Newsweek magazine ran a front-cover story titled, "Why Johnny Can't Write." It raised national concerns about the quality of writing that students produce in American K-12 schools. And it caused a 30-year flood of thousands of protest articles with the same title. Furthermore, in 1998, 2002, and 2007, national tests continued to prove that those concerns were still justified, tests which were reported by the National Education Association – only one out of five seniors showed they could write well enough to do writing required in college. And in 2003, the National Commission on Writing declared there was a national crisis in teaching writing in America and recommended, basically, that all levels of schools and governments …

Title – The Reason We’re Waiting – Author – Pat Clor – Book Review

Did I read this book or maybe I only dreamed I did? How do I know I’m not still dreaming I’m writing this review? Perhaps the coffee I’m sipping is my reality check that I’m awake and writing this review, because everyone knows how difficult it is to sleep when your drinking coffee. These are the tools Pat Clor uses for his juxtaposition of dimensional thought, his dancing through ontological realities, the twisting and spinning of cyclical logic. Pat Clor masterfully uses a character, Cindy Stark, a 12 year old girl from an imaginary world to personify his reality check in his extraordinary work of literary genius, “The Reason We’re Waiting.” Cindy is Clor’s “Alice” and Pangaea is where she …