The conveyor belt from reading difficulties to prison


Emily Hanford’s most recent podcast, an audio documentary called What Words Say, is a must listen.  Hanford explains how reading difficulties often find expression in bad behavior, and she points out that children of color who struggle with reading don’t typically get the help that white children do.   Almost all the kids in the juvenile detention center in Houston Hanford visited were black and Hispanic, many couldn’t read beyond the 3rd grade level.   Many administrators see this situation as a result of parental failure, not a school failure.

Why are schools failing so many kids?

Please listen.

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