To commemorate the birthday of Dr. Seuss the Missouri NEA is promoting Read Across America. The tour will make stops in Norborne, Waverly, and Independence. Click to hear KMZU’s Jill Molloy talk to President of the Missouri NEA Chris Guinther.

Chris Guinther

Press Release from the Missouri NEA:

Celebrated every year on or near March 2nd since 1998, NEA’s Read Across America commemorates the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and calls attention to the critical role of reading in the lives of adults and students alike.

Missouri NEA is sponsoring Cat Tracks 2011, a statewide Cat in the Hat tour to promote the importance of reading to Missouri students. During the week of Feb. 28 through March 4, MNEA President Chris Guinther and Vice President Charles Smith will each lead Cat tours throughout Missouri.

For a schedule of the Cat Tracks Tour and descriptions of the various events, visit

The 35,000-member MNEA represents teachers, education support professionals, college faculty, retired teachers and students studying to be teachers in school districts and on college campuses throughout the state. It is the Missouri affiliate of the 3.2 million-member NEA.