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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Cool! My teacher showed us that.
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@03:17Isn't that ridiculous how much money they treat these people too? :faint:
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@05:18man... Cool reaction. Thanks!
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Read to your children for fun

As a youngster, my parents were always reading. They read stories out loud to me and to each other. Out of of 20 'high income' countries, the US is 12th on literacy tests. Lobbyists bribe politicians to spend on everything except education. In some states, they spend more on prisons than on schools. You can help reverse this trend by reading to each other. Read to your children. Read to your spouse. Read with gusto. Read with excitement. Read to spark debate. After all, if your children don't see you enjoy reading, why should they want to do it?

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jelenag Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I listened, excellent lesson!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconrudeboyskunkplz::iconrudeboyskunkplz2::iconrudeboyskunkplz3: on  Read to your children and friends. Jelena, it's encouraging that you faved this piece. Judging by the very light response, reading in the USA is hardly valued.  You know how I feel about literacy in the USA andyserrano.deviantart.com/art…
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jelenag Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I knowyour opinion
 and I'm so glad you support reading.

I think that you should be set up for the United States Minister of Culture.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's funny!  We have no minister of culture!
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jelenag Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
In my country there are ministers for each aspakt of life.
Though my country has a problem with a lot uneducated people, but in America it is more noticable because you are a 50 times bigger than us.

I think that every state in America should have a the main of culture!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
In America, they have been dropping art and music from the school curriculums.  It is sad.
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jelenag Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, it is very.
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@06:00Great message! I'm very glad that my parents, who had so-so education, were able to read to me as a young child. Illiteracy leads to ignorance and ignorance leads to close mindedness. Being able to... for example, read the daily newspaper is the cherry on top of the cake for children. It builds reading skills very early on, and allows for social understanding in both personal affairs and world wide affairs! So many Americans are falling in academic success and it's hurting the country. It's very sad, truly. I learned about our non geocentric universe a long time ago in 4th grade! And not only are people ignorant of sciences, they are ignorant of the world around them. They think that all Arabs are bad, that Other countries are 'out to get them'.etc. I really do believe that we need to teach children this at younger ages, and expose them to these topics. And Reading skills is the first step to understanding.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00P.S.
:iconrudeboyskunkplz::iconrudeboyskunkplz2::iconrudeboyskunkplz3: on Read to your children and friends. It's encouraging that you faved this piece. Judging by the very light response, reading in the USA is hardly valued. [link]
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@06:00yup. :)
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00Many Americans are actually PROUD of their ignorance. It totally boggles the mind to face this attitude.
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@06:00Yes indeed. I mean.. I'm only 14 and I still read the newspaper everyday!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00When I was 14, I couldn't find anyone else my age who also read a newspaper
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@06:00Me neither. I mean the this one kid reads boating magazines, but other than that.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@04:56That is embarrassing! But, the thing is too... So many immigrants are coming to america, and they don't speak any English... that's another thing that's bringing down the literacy in schools. Lots of kids in my classes, don't want to learn English, and they use the excuse "I didn't want to come here, my parents did." That as well has been a major hit to our school system. The whole 'no child left behind'. Students need to get focused, and start kicking butt in school, or else America is going to keep going down hill. :(
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am very Liberal in my political thinking. However, when it comes to immigration, I am for building a wall at our border much like the wall between Israel and Palestine. We should bring home our troops from Europe, Asia and the Middle East and have them patrol our borders instead. We need to have people here who respect English.
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That's what I believe! I always say 'They need to make special schools for immigrants ONLY and have them learn our language AT A MINIMUM.' I don't expect, If I went to... Germany per say, To not speak ANY german! That's what some people are doing, they come here and DO NOT in any way want to learn English. And then there's Americans who no NOTHING about The world around them. It's so mind boggling!

[link] Here's a funny video!
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The video was very funny, but painful. I added it under the video
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Cool! My teacher showed us that.
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PecanSandy309 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
@03:17Isn't that ridiculous how much money they treat these people too? :faint:
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drumgirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:00Great message! You brought up alot of excellent points about reading. And wow, I couldn't get over those statistics about people who think the sun orbits the earth! That IS completely embarrassing. In any case, I'm studying to become an elementary school teacher right now and I've recently been doing teacher observations. It will be great when I can make a difference because I will be doing a lot of reading to the children.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00In elementary school is where kids will either learn to love to read or they will learn to feel it is like brushing their teeth, merely a necessary troublesome activity. The next generation will be in your hands!
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baiost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
@05:18man..
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@05:18man... Cool reaction. Thanks!
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ShaneNewville Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Filmographer
@06:00Reading Rainbow was
one of my favorite
shows as a child!

(next to Transformers
of course)

Great video. I really
enjoyed hearing what
you had to say. It's
so sad and true. My
wife used to work in
the school system so
I heard many stories
of how the schools
are dumbing things
down for the kids
who are failing,
which prevents others
from excelling.
There is also a
program called
PictureMeReading [link]
that has proven
very effective
outside of schools.

Have a great day
Andy. Keep reading.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00Your comment is quite true, "I heard many stories of how the schools are dumbing things down for the kids who are failing, which prevents others from excelling." I taught science for three years and found that there was no way to deal with disruptive children. If I was able to get them transferred to another school then I would, in turn, receive the other school's batch of disruptive children. We need reform schools or some method to have them in the corn fields so they can understand how life will be if they do not stay and learn. Thank you for your comment.
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etiya Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
@06:00BRAVO! Reading fills our days here at home and always have, my kids never understood the importance. Until we moved and they had to attend different schools. I'll just say that reading is not a priority here. It is sad. My kids find it shameful to tell anyone they graduated from here because it is actually a joke, a real joke.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:00I am happy for you that it is a priority in your home. Judging by the very light response I've received to this video, it is painfully obvious reading is not highly treasured. I have a short story about how I loved to read and how a bully tormented me over it. ( [link] ) I hope you like it.
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