Cracked.com recently posted the “6 Hugely Popular Books That Accidentally Screwed the World,” and they weren’t all novels! Among other things – the danger of sharks, the wisdom of species acclimation, and Dr. Spok’s baby advice are called into question, as well as the old Dick and Jane reading series in which the effectiveness of the look-and-say method of teaching phonics was later reconsidered. I remember Dick, Jane, and Spot’s adventures fondly. For, as a student of parochial school in the 80s, we had an incredibly dated textbook library.
See Dick Struggle Through the FCAT