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Judge says there's no fundamental right to learn to read and write

 


Few could dispute the importance of literacy. But children have no fundamental right to learn to read and write, according to a federal judge whose ruling in a closely watched lawsuit Friday left some disheartened and others raising questions.

"I'm shocked," said Ivy Bailey, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. "The message that it sends is that education is not important. And it sends the message that we don't care if you're literate or not."

https://www.freep.com/story/news/education/2018/07/01/detroit-literacy-education-rights/748052002/

 

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