The most disabled person in life is one who can’t read. Or does not read very well and has trouble comprehending what he or she reads. Education is impossible for one who cannot read. The inability to read can be compared to not having a full life.
One of the reasons why this newspaper sponsors the Missourian In Education program is because of a recognition of how important reading is to every person. There was a time when parents believed it was their responsibility to help their children learn to read. They worked with their children nearly every day to sharpen reading skills. We don’t think as many parents today are reading to their children, or listening to them read and helping with their vocabulary.
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