Honor the Barbara Bush Legacy and Buy A Kid A Book
The majority of us obviously didn’t attend the Texas funeral for Barbara Bush, but if you want to do something acknowledging her contributions to this country if you want to show your respect, buy a kid a book. Or, if you read to them, have children make sure that they are currently reading. Call your local library or grade school and see if the people there need help with reading programs.
There is still lots more you can do to abet the grand source of literacy embraced by this deceased lady, who was known for her courage, humor and wisdom. While involved in other things, like boosting the spirits of a couple of guys she was engrossed in using the printed word as a method of fighting for better lives for millions.
When I and others tried in the 1980s to promote papers to get more involved in this significant issue, I myself crossed paths. At that time, I was at a newspaper in El Paso, Texas, and was initially motivated by hearing an instructor talk about how reading was the single most important thing in the intellectual development of children, this is the principal way in which they expand their vocabularies, learn grammar and spelling and learn how to write.
Beyond that it’s the way we while absorbing all sorts of subject matter and learn to think sequentially and master concepts.
Especially if a child comes from a home, there is a need for quite likely tutors and, excellent and preschool teachers. Many never get this, and tens of millions of American adults read higher than a level. The consequences of literacy are a little bit of everything bad, such as poverty chances and homelessness.
Barbara Bush, described as having been a reader herself, was drawn more into this issue from the fact that one of her sons was dyslexic – a condition in which the written word is seen as a mess. He would not complete high school, she was told, but efforts paid off, it ends up, and she started to consider how efforts could pay off to others across the nation. As a consequence, she was one of those assisting in the 1991 National Literacy Act’s passage that focused on adults, helping teach amounts to read.
Her Family Literacy Foundation Is Part of the Barbara Bush Legacy
She started the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. It aided 40 million kids and has distributed hundreds of millions of books. Its programs include one where teenagers tutor first-, second- and third-graders. The foundation works with programs to bring up disadvantaged kids by the grade. The foundation also helps parents earn high school diplomas so that they can help their children and do themselves.
A range of serious issues are tied up even while they stay away from books, including high crime rates which have an association with parents allowing their kids to watch lots and a lot of TV. Now we have educators striking over cover that is little, and I am not saying pay does not matter, but what about small reading proficiency in New York schools where teachers are the highest-paid in america? We need the kind of activism in which individuals become tutors, for instance and more remedies, although it’s not all their fault, obviously.
Tune into this issue and maybe get a book.