Most Ridiculous Lawsuits: ACLU Files ‘Right to Read’ Lawsuit in Michigan

By Sam Favate

In what could be a groundbreaking action with national implications, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a “right to read” lawsuit in Michigan, charging that the state and its agencies that oversee public education have failed to ensure that students are reading at grade level as required by state law.

“This is a first-of-its-kind lawsuit asserting a child’s fundamental right to read,” said Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan, in a statement. “The capacity to learn is deeply rooted in the ability to achieve literacy. A child who cannot read will be disenfranchised in our society and economy for a lifetime,” she said ...

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