In mid-September, a lawsuit was filed against the State of Michigan on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren. The case seeks to establish literacy as a constitutional right, and Michigan is not interested, thanks.
A sixth grader got the chance to interview America’s president, Barack Obama. But when Barack Obama began to ramble redundantly for another several minutes about reading and writing and the importance of perseverance, this sixth grader told him, okay, enough already.
Ladies, what are the qualities you look for in a man? My dream guy would bathe regularly. He would be able to move air in and out of his lungs with ease. He would also be literate. I do have a type—competent, adult men are the only thing that I like.
The Nobel Committee announced today that 17-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, exactly two years one day after the Taliban attempted to murder her for advocating for the education of Pakistani girls. She's the award's youngest ever recipient.
Since being shot by the Taliban for her dogged insistence on attending school (and talking up its importance), Malala Yousafzai has become one of the world's best-known campaigners for women's literacy. Seems she's got influence at home, too: Her mom has recently learned to read, write and speak some English.
Surprise, surprise: Compared to kids across the world, American teens are downright middling in their financial literacy. Gentleman's Cs for everyone!
Radio personality, New York Times bestselling writer, provocateur. Now, Rush Limbaugh has a new turd jewel to add to his shit crown: award winning children's author. (sound of dishes breaking to denote shock) (sound of car slamming on breaks) (sound of chickens clucking in surprise)
After Your Baby Can Read was shut down earlier this summer, it seemed like things had hit rock-bottom for the dubious infant literacy program. That, however, was before the Federal Trade Commission filed false advertising charges against the marketers of Your Baby Can Read, and the company's empire of reading DVDs…
It's the ambitious parent's worst nightmare: a kid who moves his lips when he reads. How will he ever experience neurosis and loss?!