Hard to Read: How American Schools Fail Kids With Dyslexia

Organization: American Public Media

This online documentary report and accompanying audio version explore firsthand accounts from educators, parents, students, and researchers who have encountered schools that fail to identify students with dyslexia and deny proper treatment. Dyslexia is also explained. The audio version includes recordings of students reading—both students with and without dyslexia. The report discusses reading education history, the need for teacher training to help students with dyslexia, the costs for help, and the stress on families.