The Lawsuit For Literacy In California

Dec 28, 2017

Public schools are struggling in California by several measures.  One of them is just in teaching children to read. 

The pro bono legal firm Public Counsel filed suit against the state in early December, on the grounds that students are denied access to literacy, which is required in the California Constitution. 

Is there a "right to read?" 

We explore the underpinnings of the suit and the goals in filing it, with Alisa Hartz, one of the lawyers who filed it. 

And we hear about efforts to get children to read from Geneva Wiki, running programs at The Del Norte County and adjacent tribal lands (DNATL) Building Healthy Communities initiative.