Is it any wonder we are reading about our schools regarding test scores, SAT results and writing?
Calculators were brought into math class, cursive writing was dropped, reading from computers took the place of books and newspapers.
Recently, I did the Celebrity Cipher. It was a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, which said: "I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots."
Enough said. Bring back the three Rs.
By the way, PG executive editor David M. Shribman, in his Sept. 29 column ("Putting Pen to Paper"), asked whether anyone still knows what SWAK means. It means "sealed with a kiss."
First Published October 9, 2013 8:00 PM