What the Words Say
Emily Hanford, APM Reports
Sonya Thomas knows there are kids like her son, C.J., all over the country. Learning to read does not come easily to them. Schools tell their parents: Read to them. They’ll be OK. But many won’t be.
A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting many on a difficult path in life.