Mississippi auditor subpoenas Ga. reading program owner

The Mississippi auditor’s office said it served a subpoena Wednesday on the owner of a Georgia company that provides training and supplies to schools for a reading program.

Lisa Shoemaker, spokeswoman for Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering, said the subpoena seeks financial information and was served on Edna Goble, who owns Teach Them To Read in Conyers, Ga.

The company does business with the Greenville Public School District in Mississippi. Shoemaker says the district spent $1.4 million with the company on training and supplies for kindergarten through third grade. The reading program is called EDNA, for Early Detection Necessary Action.

AP
2/22/12