UNC Greensboro Prof Investigates Why Native American Children’s Literacy Levels Have Decreased Dramatically

In recent decades child literacy rates have increased among all racial and ethnic groups in America – with one exception.

“Native American children’s literacy levels have decreased dramatically,” says Dr. Anthony Chow.

His investigation into why this is happening recently resulted in a $1.4 million Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to break down barriers to literacy in five Native American communities.