I had intended to write about the prospects of financial disaster in America in this column. I may do that next month. Today, I would rather write about something very positive instead: The arrival of literacy in Fairfield-Suisun School District.
I have been an almost constant critic of the failure of public schools to build foundations in language for many of their students. Almost 50 percent of fourth-graders have been reading below basic for more than 20 years.