My father, a physician, was so damn mad he could spit. He found out about look-see when 2 of my brothers were in early grade school–he got em out of that school in less than a week after he found out the silliness of look see. I was in college at the time and saw his anger that his boys were being cheated.
So what’s the problem with schools and the parents.
Functional illiteracy is epidemic because of the nonsense of the whole word/sight word/look-see method. My dad’s awakening was when he took one of the boys, who was in 2nd or 3rd grade out to the farm, and asked him to read the word on a STOP SIGN.
The Dolch list of words has been around for 65 tears and still used and recommended and Johnny still can’t read. Shame on the teachers and the educational professionals–another example of well meaning or just stupid?
Sure, sounding out the words with phonics isn’t a perfect system, but it is flexible and expansile (that is a word–sound it out).