Literacy in Laredo, Texas

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John Woodard (cq), his wife, Martha Woodard (cq), and Ashley Woodard (cq, age 11), and after dinner at home in Laredo, Texas, US, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. Because of the slumping economy, John is looking into getting another job to make ends meet. Martha, a native Spanish speaker from Mexico, is learning English, in part, to help take over managing their apartment business and be able to answer phone calls in English. Martha also wants to learn English to be able to help her children with homework, which is always in English...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER