Newark Airport is a hive teeming with people scurrying to their gateway cell, hoping to be jettisoned down a ramp into the belly of a plane and carried away through the air.
Recently I connected through Newark Airport from Milan, Italy.
Airports are like a maze, and I frequently am lost trying to find my way.
The other day I imagined what it might be like to be unable to read after seeing several monitors in different languages.
Schools have operated with the belief that if baskets of books surround students, they will learn to read.
I might be surrounded by books written in the language pictured in the photo and would never learn to read.
I don't know the code!
Schools across the U.S. - teach the alphabetic code- 26 letters with 44 sounds to all students in Pre-K through grade 3.
UNDERSTANDING the CODE is the ESSENTIAL FIRST BUILDING BLOCK.
MATCH SPEECH SOUNDS TO PRINT.
This is not a mystery and does not require an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars!
Navigating through life without the ability to read print must be a VERY HEAVY BURDEN.
In America, we must make LITERACY FOR ALL a reality.