Reading Literacy: A Fundamental Right Too Long Denied in Mississippi

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Comer Workshop Southern Echo releases a new Brown Paper on the 2013 Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act. The paper contains both a brief historical analysis of where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go, and a detailed provision-by-provision analysis of the 2013 Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act.

At Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable we are deeply concerned about the success of the statewide effort to create universal literacy by the 3rd grade pursuant to the Literacy-Based Promotion Act, 37-177-1, et seq. All education stakeholders ought to be on the same side in the fight to generate universal literacy by the 3rd grade. We need to understand what it is going to take and want to work together to make it happen.

We want to build a community-based process to address these concerns in order to get the legislature to fully fund the universal literacy program and enable MDE and local districts to get the job done. This is long overdue in Mississippi and elsewhere.

You may access the Brown Paper and a Summary of 2013 Mississippi Literacy Based Promotion Act by CLICKING HERE!