Are you surprised that 18 percent of the students at a local junior high school have difficulty reading?
Asked at Checkers, 23rd and Louisiana streets on October 18, 2004
“Yes. I wouldn’t think that people of that age would have difficulty reading.”
“Yes I am. That is a pretty high number. You would think that the education system would better prepare them.”
“No. My wife works for a public school with children with special needs. She has filled me in on some of the problems that they have.”
“Well it disappoints me, but it doesn’t necessarily surprise me. I know that some kids have difficulties learning, and that not all of the needs are being met in the schools.”