Reading for Life

July 2010
American Prospect;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 21 Issue 6, pA2
The article discusses the increasing number of children who lack basic reading skills in the U.S. The 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading, revealed a large disparity in the reading skills of children based on their racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. According to the author, gaining literacy does not start in school and it begins at home during the prenatal development.


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