Re: A parent who can't read
    I deal with this often

    Welcome to my world - I have had parents who can't
    even write their own name, don't know how to spell their
    child's name, don't read even in their home language,
    etc. I still send things home in writing and more often
    than not they have an older child, trusted family member
    or friend who can read it to them. I use pictures on my
    supply list or if the child is to bring in a particular item
    for some activity. It really hasn't been a big problem
    because I think they have coping mechanisms in place.