Reading Partners’ board chair, Dr. Robert Rogers, recently wrote an article bringing awareness to the community about the literacy crisis we have in North Texas.
“It is heartbreaking and unacceptable to me that our community sends over 4,500 students to fourth grade each year without the reading skills required to succeed. This is not only a personal loss for each of these students, but we as a community lose as well”.
As you may be aware, currently in North Texas, ONLY 36% of low income students are reading grade level by fourth grade. Because Reading Partners mainly works with Title I schools, some of our elementary school’s statistics are more grim.
Note: Title 1 schools are schools where 40% or more of the students receive free or reduced lunch).
“If we focus our resources on proven, effective programs, our children will thrive. Go to readingpartners.org and change a life.”
To read the complete article, please visit https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/other-voices/article223252425.html.