Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Education in America: a sad update

This is John Corcoran... a teacher who couldn't read and write for 17 years... he's now the CEO of "The John Corcoran Foundation for kids who can't read good".

Check this absurd statement out:

"I'm just an optimistic hopeful person that believes in the impossible and miracles," said Corcoran.

This is what a John Corcoran said of his learning to read after being a teacher for 17 years.

It's not a miracle that you learned to read, you idiot. It's a miracle, or an anti-miracle, that you were able to get away with it for so long. This is case in point about how terrible education is in our country.

Read the whole story about this absolute fraud here:

That's not where it ends though; apparently this fraud is now a national hero and has been given positions of authority in federal education bureaucracies. Unbelievable...

Here's what his website, "The John Corcoran Foundation" says about him:

John Corcoran has been a passionate advocate for literacy for over ten years. Author of the amazing autobiography, The Teacher Who Couldn't Read, John was appointed to the National Institute for Literacy by President George Bush, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, and subsequently served on the Board of the Institute under President Bush and President Clinton.

John has given presentations in forty-four states, in Canada and Europe to students, professional and volunteer teachers, teacher candidates, service organizations, policy makers, and prison inmates, as well as numerous small business and Fortune 500 companies. He has appeared on 20/20, the Oprah Winfrey show, Larry King Live, and Phil Donahue.

The John Corcoran Foundation was created to promote literacy through John's advocacy efforts, through support of special literacy projects, and through the development of tutoring programs which provide the highest quality research-based instruction. Come into our website to learn about John's amazing story and about how to contact him to order his book and/or tape; to speak to your group or organization, or to provide high quality tutoring services for your school.

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