Literacy in the Miami Valley
Part 1, published May 3, 1998: Fewer people are truly illiterate, but many still lack the
reading and comprehension skills to achieve in a modern workplace.
Part 2, published May 4, 1998: High schools face an uphill battle not only teaching students how to read, but also in convincing them that reading can be fun.
Part 3, published May 5, 1998: For many people, overcoming literacy problems means overcoming the shame of admitting they can't read.
Part 4, published May 6, 1998: An East Dayton woman tries to break the cycle of literacy problems that has plagued her family for generations.
Part 5, published May 6, 1998: Dayton has the state's biggest GED test center, where high school dropouts can get a second chance.
Series contributorsReporters: Tom Beyerlein, John Keilman, Lynn Hulsey
Photographer: Jim Witmer
Photo imager: Jim Fidler
Photo editor: Jeff Adams
Artists: John Hancock
Editor: John Erickson
Art director: MB Hopkins
Layout and design: Fred Kraus
Copy editor: Dennis Polite