Literacy in Laredo, Texas

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Micaela Madriga (cq, in red, age 44) and other adults participate in an English learning program designed to help teach and read English as well as prepare for the US Citizenship test at the Nixon High School Literacy Center in Laredo, Texas, US, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009. With over 95 percent of the population as Hispanic Spanish speakers, Laredo ranked the lowest in literacy rates in the 2000 US census. Today there are a number of bi-lingual and dual language classes set up to help students and adults learn english...PHOTOS/ MATT NAGER