Terra Walters, a Parent Network member, hopes to have a large turnout at the meeting. “We need to educate our elected officials about why this bill is not good for Michigan kids and our school systems,” she states. "If this law is passed without focusing on the cause for reading difficulties, we are going to have a larger problem than students not being able to read. There are many implications that will go with this. Retaining students does not resolve the problem, it creates more," she explains. "We need to find out why children cannot read. The state education system and our lawmakers need to educate themselves on the most common learning disability which affects reading, writing, and spelling--it is called dyslexia," she shares.
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