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Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr.
The gift of reading: give it to your kids [Commentary]
The gift of reading: give it to your kids [Commentary]

Now that the school year has begun, we have many questions: Is the new Core Curriculum good or bad? What about "No Child Left Behind"? How many remedial courses should a college student be allowed to take? Letter grades versus pass/fail? The questions and ensuing discussions are endless. But what about reading? If every first grader learned to read — to read well — I believe we would see many more successful students — on all levels, as well as many more successful people as a whole. Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon, credits reading with changing his life. In "Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence," he...