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A March for Education
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   9.07

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    atrocity, century-specifically, nonwhite, nonwhites, substandard, largely, shameful, minority, half-mile, courageous, presented, plight, nationality, twentieth, survival, purpose
     content words:    African Unity, African Child, South Africa
A March for Education

By Brenda B. Covert
1     Imagine that you are unhappy. Your friends are discouraged, as well. You know that you are receiving a substandard education, and it isn't fair. Worse yet, you aren't being taught in your own language. You want a good education; no, you need a good education! More than that, as a citizen of the country, you deserve a good education! Your family has hopes and dreams for your future. You want them to be proud of you, so you decide to take action. You join an organized march to demand your rights. You and many others are protesting the shameful way the government is treating you. You insist on a good education that is presented in your own language.
 
2     Now, let's see if you know the answers to the following questions:
 
3     In what century is this happening? Circle your choice:
 
4     18th
 
5     19th

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