Equity: Story 11 – Expecting More And Getting It

By Regie Routman

Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman contains some wonderfully personal stories from the author's own lived experience as a devoted family member, friend, and educator. In this series, Regie narrates each of these stories and, in doing so, invites us to reflect on our own literacy and learning lives.

This life story connects low expectations for patients in nursing homes to the low expectations for students in many schools – while urging us to do better.