Statement Of Sen. Lamar Alexander Regarding "Read Across America Day"

Posted on February 28, 2003

Yesterday the Senate passed a resolution designating Monday, March 3 as "Read Across America Day" to honor Dr. Seuss's birthday. I want to encourage parents and teachers in Tennessee and across this nation to sit down and read a book with a child, not only on this special day but every day. Teaching a child to read is one of the most important things we can do.