[Susan notes: Kudos for Ken Goodman's strong letter pointing out that this battle is not about liberals vs. conservatives, pro-Bush vs. Anti-Bush. Too bad that Garrison Keillor hasn't a clue that it is much more complicated than that.]
To the editor
Garrison Keillor's always been one of my heroes. His wonderful line about mythical Lake Wobegon, where all the children are above average, is a classic put down of those who want to oversimplify the goals of education. So it made me wonder if my hero had one too many when he was writing his recent (1/30/08) support of phonics as a solution to the nation's reading problems and his condemnation of educators who think that teaching kids to read is a good deal more complicated than teaching them phonics.
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