Childhood literacy, Affirmative Action

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Sandra Collins reads a book to campers at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp
In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, Sandra Collins, executive director and founder of enGender, reads a book to campers at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, Calif. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

We learn more about how literacy problems often start in early childhood. Then, a law professor takes us through the latest Supreme Court arguments on affirmative action.

Featured in this Show

  • How America's literacy problems start at an early age

    About one in six American adults has low literacy. The U.S. doesn’t rank high globally on literacy. Our guest explains why the roots of this crisis are in infancy and early childhood, and what to do about it.

  • What's at stake in Supreme Court affirmative action case

    The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments over a case challenging affirmative action. We’ll explore what the latest case is arguing and what it could mean for college admissions.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Interviewer
  • Maya Smart Guest
  • Tanya Washington Hicks Guest