Adult Literacy Instructor Discusses We All Can Read Program
Comments from Students in Griffin Tech’s Adult Literacy Class Talk about We All Can Read
Student 1: “Right now I can’t pick up something and read it; the reason I came to school was so that when I pick up something, I can read it.” Student 2: “Well I think not knowing how to read is a handicap on all parts, on everything. If you can’t read, you can’t do anything but what you have to. And that is why I am here; I am tired of the struggle.” Student 3: “I felt left out and lost like you are missing something, like you want to quit, not getting anywhere.” Student 4: “If you can read, you don’t have to depend on somebody else to do something for you…I don’t have to wait around and wait on somebody else to tell me what to do, how to do it, and how they want it done.” Student 5: “Where I’m working now, I have to do the harder jobs, cuz I can’t read that well. It’s rough; I have to take the hard jobs…I’m the only one who can’t read.” Instructor: “That will change, won’t it? Student 6: “The main reason I want to learn how to read is because I have two boys, one in the ninth grade and one in the fifth grade. And they bring paperwork home…and it hurts me that they know that I can’t read. But now I can take their papers and read some of the words. I don’t know all the words, but I can understand now most of what it’s all about.”Several students in adult literacy class at Griffin Tech discuss the importance of reading in their lives.
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