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Literacy issue is mind-boggling

DEAR EDITOR:

In the Tribune Chronicle and the Niles Times August editions, I read the article twice because I could not believe what I was reading.

It said students in the 11th and 12th grades will begin school two hours late, at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, for the 2019-2020 school year. The reason is to train teachers in literacy so they are better able to teach reading to their students.

Did these teachers not go to college to learn to teach reading in the grade schools? These students are now 17 and 18 years old and they cannot read? How did they pass all those grades if they could not read?

And the school district actually received a $900,000 grant to teach literacy to them?

This boggles a taxpayer’s mind. It makes no sense.

RUTH LILLEY

Niles

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