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H.R. 2706, The LEARN Act (1 comment ↓)

H.R. 2706 would establish a comprehensive literacy program.

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Peter Armerding

July 29, 2013, 8:41pm (report abuse)

This program is just another waste of money as the schools alone can not teach children to read. The problem from the elementary teachers (my wife and her colleagues) point of view is that the biggest challenge is to get parents to read with their children. Reading is not just technical skills to recognize words and sentences but to understand, learn and dialogue. Children whose parents read to them consistently (daily) and with more energy and interest than they give to youth sports or video games come into First Grade reading well above that established level.

If the Feds are going to get involved they should find a way to teach parents responsibility for all aspects of their child's development.

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