Reading and Learning

To continue off my last post, I want to emphasize on how important reading is for education.

The college class I am taking asked students to interview someone that pertains to our blog topics, so I interviewed one of our own college librarians. Who would know better about reading for education than a librarian?

I found her outlook on this topic to be, well, exactly what I expected; reading is crucial for learning.

I recently read an article in the San Antonio Express titled Adult literacy an economic issue for S.A. It talked about adults who graduated high school with below-average reading levels and how this is negatively effecting people’s lives and careers today. Also in this article, it talks about the non-profit organization called Each One Teach One which is the “only formal program in San Antonio addressing adult literacy,” that is currently underfunded.

It drives me crazy to know that after at least 12 years of education, adults have to take literacy classes. I am aware that the Texas education system has definitely taken a turn for the worst over the last few years, becoming revolved around how high  certain test scores are instead of what needs to be absorbed in children’s minds. Despite this, I hope and believe that my generation and generations to come have at least average reading levels to keep them from struggling in their future.  I am happy that their is help for those who are illiterate, and I hope that soon better funding will go out to this organization and others.

Without further ado, Jan Tidwell.


Categories: Books and Reading, Education

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