The Doctor Behind Dr. Seuss

Six-hundred million Dr. Seuss books have been sold in the past 80 years, but the children’s classics might not have existed without the phonics research of TC alumnus Rudolf Flesch (PhD ’43). In honor of #ReadAcrossAmericaDay, celebrated on Seuss’s birthday, we explore the impact of the doctor before Seuss. On the day celebrating the legendary children’s author, a nod to the Teachers College alumnus who paved his way