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Mayor’s Education Vision Finds Fans

09.17.2015 | City Limits | Said Kim Sweet, executive director of Advocates for Children, which often sues the city on behalf of parents of children with special needs, the mayor’s emphasis on literacy as a way to equality struck the right note. "For a mayor who wants to address equality, teaching children to read is a great place to start," said Sweet. Every year her office fields phone calls from parents of students who are falling further behind. While students of means tend to get the support they need, "students from low-income families often flounder and fall further and further behind and never really learn the basic skills they need to function." AFC was pleased to see the investment in reading specialists, "we're hoping it can spread into middle school and high school as well," said Sweet. Read article