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Court rules 'Literacy is not a fundamental right'

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:04 pm
by James Curran
Editorial: Fight Detroit illiteracy in classroom, not court

Detroit illiteracy is a huge concern. The nonprofit literacy organization Beyond Basics works in Detroit schools and claims 93 percent of the 50,000 children in the Detroit Public Schools Community District can’t read or are years behind. And national test scores back that up. In 2017, just 5 percent of the district’s fourth graders scored at or above proficient in reading.

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