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Liz’s rant: Why we need the three R’s

And I don’t mean “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle”. Sigh. Oh, no. I’m talking about the original three R’s – reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic.  And maybe you already know what I mean by the need for them. Because all too often, it seems those r-words have been replaced with a double-D word: dumbed down. You probably also know this is another one of my rants in the making. I initially pondered writing about this subject a few months ago, when a trip through the check-out line went downhill faster than an Olympic skier. My bill had come to $11.81. I handed the cashier $21.81. Quick, people – do the math. My change? An even ten-spot. $10. The cashier looked at me as if I’d lost my mind by daring to throw a wrench … Read entire article »

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