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TWO LOST REPORTS FOUND!

AFTER 40 YEARS--
TWO OF VEARL G. McBRIDE'S KEY REPORTS

FINALLY COME TO LIGHT!
READ THEM NOW!!

Recently, two long-lost reports by Vearl G. McBride have been discovered online, in a Government database. You can now go in and view, download and read these reports for free. Some of the information contained in these reports is so shocking, that it was virtually ignored for 40 years. Who would have believed that 8th graders could be trained to speed read thousands of words per minute in TWO LANGUAGES SIMULTANEOUSLY, with an average of 75% comprehension? Who would have thought it possible for BLIND people to speed read in BRAILLE, up to 4,000 words per minute? [Just so you know--the average high school graduate only reads about 200 words per minute! --George]

There are only two people who qualify to be called "Pioneers" of Speed Reading: Evelyn Wood (1909-1995) and Vearl G. McBride (1919-2009). Others have made significant contributions, but all the important basic innovations go back to these two great geniuses.

Most people already know who Evelyn Wood is. She is the person who discovered that Speed Reading is a skill that can be taught. She got famous in 1960, when she taught John F. Kennedy to read over 1,300 words per minute, enabling him to accomplish more in the White House.

However, almost nobody has heard of Vearl G. McBride. His great innovation was his vision to see that Speed Reading is not an end in itself. Instead, Speed Reading is also a foundational skill to be used to raise educational achievements--in all areas of academics--to even greater heights. McBride's landmark book Damn The School System--Full Speed Ahead! (1973) contains several chapters detailing extreme innovations in using Speed Reading as a tool to enhance academic results in children from 2nd grade to high school.

Some of the new concepts and methods introduced in DTSS--FSA! are the following:

1. Children learn to speed read much more easily than adults. Therefore children should be taught to speed read.
2. Speed Spelling. Children can learn up to 600 new spelling words per week, by employing speed reading techniques into their routine. This really works. I have even devoted a chapter in Speed Reading 4 Kids to this, complete with a lesson plan. One homeschool mom with 2 Dyslexic children found that Speed Spelling completely changed her sons' attitudes towards spelling words, as well as the sheer results: BEFORE--they only learned 10 new spelling words per week. AFTER--they learned 100 words per week with less effort.
3. Speed Math. Using a method that is similar to Speed Spelling, children are trained to see and know the answers to hundreds of math problems per minute. Children can easily, and quickly, do several hundred math problems per week, accurately.
4. Speed Foreign Language Reading. Children are taught to Speed Read in TWO foreign languages--simultaneously! This may sound farfetched, but Dr. McBride published a paper on this which was presented at the National Reading Conference, in Tampa, FL, in Dec. 1971. In his project, no student scored less than 750 words per minute in reading rate, and the lowest comprehension rate was 65%. Pretty amazing. This report is one of the two recently discovered reports that you can now download and read, for free (see below).
5. Teaching Speed Reading to Kindergarten Kids. Yep. Kids who haven't been corrupted with slow-reading can do amazing things with speed reading.
6. Teach the Blind to Speed Read in Braille. Sounds impossible, but it's not. In this 81-page report (funded by the US Government in 1973) McBride and others taught a group of blind students in Michigan to speed read in Braille. This is the other report which miraculously showed up recently online. It was buried and ignored in government archives for almost 40 years. But now you can download it in PDF format, view and print it off immediately! (Subject to fair use restrictions, of course.)

As you can see, much of the research upon which Vearl G. McBride's book is based was done and circulated to very obscure publications with a very small audience. I've received a steady stream of questions over the years from Dr. McBride's fans about where they can get a copy of his book or obtain more information. Since McBride's very rare book DTSS--FSA! has been out of print for almost 35 years, copies are extremely hard to come by. But now, with this recent discovery, you can now read and study some of Dr. McBride's key original research where some of his greatest discoveries were made!

DON'T LET THIS RESEARCH GET LOST FOR 40 MORE YEARS! Make sure you give the link to this page to everyone you know who might be interested. Please post this link to blogs and websites.

WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THIS KNOWLEDGE!!!

First Report: Multi-Language Rapid Reading, or, the Tower Of Babel Revisited 15p. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Florida Dec. 1971.

Second Report: An Exploration in Braille Speed Reading: Report and Evaluation of the 1973 McBride Institute in Michigan 81 p. Institution: Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, Division of Special Education; Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington D.C. Publication date: March 1975

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