Whoopi Goldberg honored by Vermont’s Landmark College


Vermont’s Landmark College has honored Whoopi Goldberg for her work in raising awareness about learning disabilities.

The actress, who is dyslexic, but struggled with the undiagnosed condition as a child, was flattered to receive the school’s Luminary Award. She also wishes she had been able to go to school such as Landmark, which specializes in teaching students with learning difficulties.

Speaking about the award, Whoopi said: “They’re a great school. They’re the first college who takes care of kids who learn differently and, you know, for years and years, people called me stupid and put me in the


slow classes and made fun of me. I have dyslexia and I can’t sequence numbers and letters, and when I get tired it gets hard to read, and so these guys have put this college together and it’s so magnificent… It’s fantastic.”

“I was happy to get this award… I just wish it had been around when I was younger. I wonder, periodically, what it would have been like to go to college… There is still time to go back to school, but you know and I know, it ain’t gonna happen!” the actress added.


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