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It is estimated that 4.24 million babies are born each year in the US.
Problem: 34% of children entering kindergarten lack the basic language skills needed to learn how to read.
Solution: From the womb we must be very careful about the words that we utter in the presence of these precious gifts (children). At this stage it is very important that the parent(s) understand their role in assisting their child with this process. The first 5 years of your child's life is critical to learning! Surround them with good books.
A student who finishes 2nd grade without being able to read has only a 1 in 4 chance of reading at grade level by the end of elementary school.
The current approach to reading failure is remedial, not preventative, forcing students to evident failure before receiving help.
35% of children with reading disabilities drop out of school at a rate that's twice that of their classmates.
We often hear that "prisons use 3rd grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they'll need", While this statement has been denied by many reporters and "fact checkers" as being untrue there is an undeniable connection between literary skills and incarceration rates. You see, a student not reading at his or her grade level is 4 times less likely to graduate high school. Those who drop out of high school are 63 times more likely to be incarcerated than college graduates and you start to see how many arrive at this conclusion.
Problem: 2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail