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One day I was getting a haircut at the barbershop across the street from my school, one of my first graders came inside and he plopped down on the couch. He was staring out the window, looking bored. As I watched this all unfold, I was thinking to myself, he should really be practicing his reading right now.
– Alvin Irby
Found on CNN1 year ago
You have CEOs going to the same barbershops as people who live in the projects. It creates this unique opportunity, so a father comes in, and he sees another father reading with his son. A kid comes in, he sits down, he sees another (kid) reading. Well, he's modeling positive behavior for this other kid.
We have black boys who are going to school, and they never see a black man in school who's encouraging them to read.
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