2019: A Conversation with Emily Hanford on Reading Instruction in the US

APM Reports correspondent Emily Hanford started wondering about how kids learn to read a few years ago while she was reporting on the large number of college students who aren’t academically ready. She was surprised to learn that 40 percent of college students have to take remedial or developmental classes before they even get into a college-level class. Many of the students she talked with told her they had dyslexia, but it had gone unaddressed for years.

“Dyslexia opened up this Pandora’s box about reading that’s kept me going now for the better part of the last three years,” Hanford says.

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