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The Right To Literacy

Literacy is a Constitutional Right 

https://hlerk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/order-ends.pdf

 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Congress provides funds, literacy must be funded. 

https://congress.gov/114/plaws/publ95/PLAW-114publ95.pdf

( Public Law Subpart 2- Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation Page 136-144)

National Literacy Summit 

We have had 130 years of bad practice”. David Steiner, director of the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Despite cognitive scientists agreeing  for decades on the best way to prepare young children to read, millions of students are still taught using outmoded or debunked methods with no scientific justification.

https://www.the74million.org/article/at-national-literacy-summit-state-education-chiefs-warn-of-reading-stagnation/

 

The Nation’s Report Card

From 1992-2020 Reading performance has not changed much.

These reports are pre COVID 19 - imagine what it will be after.

https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/reading/