Consistent Regular English Spelling System (CRESS)
- What single factor can benefit every child starting school?
- What single innovation can help both general society and disadvantaged groups?
- How can reading scores for disadvantaged groups be boosted quickly?
- Do we care if up to 25% of the population is functionally illiterate?
- Do we care if senseless spelling problems disadvantage the disadvantaged?
- Do we care about a system that confuses itself at great economic, social, and psychological cost?
- Is there barrier that lowers joy and productivity for a whole society, and minorities in particular?
- Is there massive waste in human potential from a system that contradicts itself?
- When can new technology disrupt the teaching of nonsense to children?
- What are the costs of being behind the times hundreds of years in sound spelling correspondence?
- Has the cultural engine of phonetic orthography been in reverse gear?
A Huge and Costly Problem
- Traditional English spelling makes no sense
- It’s painfully complicated to learn
- It creates disadvantages for individuals and groups
- It hurts the disadvantaged
- It damages educational self-esteem unnecessarily
- It presents massive difficulties for second language learners
- It ruins the concept of phonetic spelling, humankind’s greatest invention, surpassing the wheel
- It teaches a phonetic idea based on massive phonetic confusion
- It confuses sound-letter correspondences and is the enemy of phonics
- It forces delays access to rewarding reading content
- Reading programs are left to compensate dwelling on the superficial and remedial
A New Scientific and Engineering Innovation: CRESS
- Consistent Regular English Spelling System
- CRESS is carefully designed and Engineered to fix the problem
- CRESS goes back to fundamental underlying basic science principles
- A sound is a sound and a letter is a letter and always the twain shall meet
- CRESS has been carefully engineered for essential requirements over 20 years
- CRESS is the only fully worked out and effective solution to the English reading problem