[LMB] Education, was Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Sun Oct 10 04:24:36 BST 2021

Up here, trustees are public-minded citizens who are members of governing 
boards for libraries or theatre companies or museums etc.

I gather that's NOT what you meant here, but the confusion on my part was 
fairly severe...

That's too bad you couldn't convince the illiterate man. Maybe he needed 
an incentive, like a story he could only find the ending of by reading. 
Though I would think that not being able to read signs or notices or 
labels would be incentive enough.

I know my local library has books with simple vocabularies that are 
designed for adults to help them to learn to read or improve their reading 
skill by giving them something worthwhile.


On Sat, 9 Oct 2021, Raymond Collins wrote:

> Sometimes when our museum needs to do some major project we'll go to the
> police station and borrow some trustees to help out. A few years ago we had
> to clear up and rearrange out storage unit and had a trustee work with us.
> When we finished I took  him to the store and bought him a few snacks and a
> big gulp before bringing him back to the jail. We got to talking and I
> found out he was completely illiterate. What was worse was he didn't think
> it was necessary to learn how to read. I tried to convince  him to learn
> but wasn't interested.

Alayne McGregor
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca

What we need is a tough new kind of feminism with no illusions. ... We
need a kind of feminism that aims not just to assimilate into the
institutions that men have created over the centuries, but to infiltrate
and subvert them. -- Barbara Ehrenreich

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