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"During the 1980's she finished ninth grade failing virtually every subject, and was nearly illiterate. The schools told Emory and Elaine Carter that their daughter was terminally lazy and would 'never see a day of college.' In truth, Shannon was suffering from a common but undiagnosed learning disability that made it difficult for her to comprehend the little that she could read." Read article
Children for Whom Reading and Learning Are Difficult, Mr. Staples
asked, "Why is Pete Wright a warrior for children?"
recognition of his articles on reading and literacy, the New
York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association presented
Mr. Staples with a the Priscilla Vail Award.