Reading & Literacy Opinion

Jailed Youths Getting ‘Chartered’

By Richard Whitmire — November 04, 2010 1 min read
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Education Week has a nice profile of a Washington charter school working with youths serving time. Here’s a revealing comment from one of the youths:

The good news," he said, is here "you have a teacher who likes you and supports you, and kids don't make fun of you if you can't read."

Being school failures, especially non readers, probably explains why many of them landed there in the first place.

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