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that many local school districts aren’t taking enough steps to identify dyslexia.
Twenty-two years ago, Texas passed legislation requiring districts to identify and tutor students with dyslexia, a learning disability that affects 5 percent to 20 percent of all children.
Today, however, schools still are failing to aggressively diagnose and remediate these children, leaving them to fall further behind academically, suffer emotionally and be at greater risk of dropping out of high school.
The Houston Independent School District is one of the most egregious offenders, with only 256 of its 200,000 students in dyslexia programs this year.
We’re really not sure what the hubballaloo is all about. We went to HSID schools and had no prolbems. And we even got a job making dab jokes for a proniment newspaper. – Keith Plocek