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Congressional Briefing on Federal Literacy Reform


Paul Kachuris, Jr., President, Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Glenn Marshall, Retired, Association for Manufacturing Excellence
Dr. Randy Bass, Associate Provost and Professor of English, Georgetown University
Dr. Gwile Paul Freeman, Superintendent of Schools, Catahoula Parish School District

Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education

Guest Speakers
Congressman John Yarmuth
Congressman Jared Polis

The Advocates for Literacy Coalition, a national coalition of organizations promoting effective federal literacy reform, invites you to view a congressional briefing federal literacy reform. In a global knowledge-based economy, young people must graduate with the advanced reading and writing skills required for college and career success.  Writing and reading skills must be taught in a continuum reflecting the growing complexity of literacy skills and knowledge needed to succeed at each level of education.  The link between literacy and better economic outcomes also proves that we must do more to provide teachers and school leaders with resources needed for effective literacy instruction.

This video captures the congressional briefing that took place on February 13th, 2013.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance, visit

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