What parents of dyslexic children are teaching schools about literacy

May 7, 2019 | PBS News Hour

Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Now, led by parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, some states are trying to change how reading is taught. Special correspondent Lisa Stark reports from Arkansas, where a group of determined advocates have upended traditional reading instruction.

Judy Woodruff:

But first: The reading gap among school children in this country is disturbing. Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth graders are considered proficient readers.

There is a push to change how students are taught to read, and it is being led by parents whose children have dyslexia.

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