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New York City
August 2002

An Open Letter to All Educators and All Parents

Summer vacation is almost over. So now is the time to seriously consider doing something to help a silent minority attain their rights to an equal educational opportunity. Who knows, you might belong to this unusually silent minority and not even know it.

This fall all across our country our community schools will open with special adult community education classes for all kinds of minorities. There will be classes for such minorities as those who want to learn to program computers, arrange flowers, speak a foreign language, train their dog, improve their keyboarding skills, decorate cakes, play duplicate bridge, etc..

But there is one minority that is being completely ignored. That is, the small minority of adults who would like to know what they can do to help their child (or their spouse) learn to read or spell.

Now donít you think that this minority has as much right to help as other minorities? Why is that there isnít? Good question. Tough to answer.

We talk about the literacy movement and the need for volunteers to help. We have local literacy programs. We have national groups such as Laubach Literacy International, Literacy Volunteers of American, and the AVKO Dyslexia Research Foundation who train tutors. But the largest pool of potential volunteers lies untappedóthose in the immediate family who can read.

Isnít time your adult community education program had classes in tutoring family members in reading? If your school is to have classes for parents this fall, now is the time for them to start planning before the rush to summer vacation begins.

Write for a free pamphlet entitled How to Set Up a Community Education Course for Adults Whose Children (Or Spouses) Have Reading/Spelling Problems. Read the pamphlet and then give it to the Community School Director or a principal and make sure they begin planning. For more information visit the AVKO Dyslexia & Research Foundationís website at www.avko.org or email Don McCabe at DonMcCabe@aol.com.#

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