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    Linda Wood

    Diagramming sentences is only the beginning of the skill set for that job, which builds a better tomorrow. For non-specialists, it creates a transferrable skill of taking things apart to see how they fit together.

    However, focusing on employability misses the real point, which is that the children should be prepared to become voters. There's a core of history, economics, and critical thinking which is essential to being a good voter.

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