Education: Don't Call It a Disease

Dyslexia is a learning problem and teaching disability

Nathaniel Gove, 19, of Kingston, Mass., was diagnosed as dyslectic in the second grade. He was pushed through a special public school program with a dozen other children who had various physical and emotional handicaps. Unable to spell, for example, he was told to "just skip it." In junior high school, he was assigned to a large special-education class that satisfied the law but virtually ignored Nat's problems. He and his parents were unaware of how little he was learning until a college counselor told his...

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