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A Systemic Solution to Low Literacy Rates, Poor Instruction, Dyslexia and Social Ills with Debbie Meyer

A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars Program Lecture

Presented by the Columbia University School of Professional Studies and Office of Government and Community Affairs

In this lecture, Bundles Community Scholar Debbie Meyer addresses the systemic issues and the policies that continue to allow dyslexic students and struggling readers to fail. She also discusses steps to confront these issues, including working with universities to have related lessons in their pre-service programs for teachers, pediatricians and social workers.

In addition to the video of the lecture below, a PDF of the slides with links to sources is posted below.

Debbie Meyer is a non-profit fundraising and strategic planning professional and an active volunteer. Ms. Meyer is a Founding Member of the Dyslexia (plus) Task Force and a member of the Board of Directors of Women Creating Change (formerly Women’s City Club). She also sits on the Citizens’ Committee for Children’s Advocacy Council, and on the Advocates for Children Arise Coalition. In spring 2013, she led the advocacy efforts of the public, progressive, and small Central Park East schools to expand with a combined middle school. Previously, she served on the boards of directors of College and Community Fellowship and Phys Ed Plus and the Women's City Club Task Force on Physical Education.

The A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholars Program, administered by the Columbia School of Professional Studies, Office of the Provost and Office of Government and Community Affairs, enables independent scholars to pursue their lifelong learning aspirations through access to Columbia University courses and resources

For questions, please contact George Calderaro at gc2212 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu


Additional Speakers

Debbie Meyer