DID YOU KNOW?
14% of the population of the United States is illiterate.
21% of adults read below a fifth
grade level and 19% of high school
graduates cannot read.
Students who don't read proficiently by 3rd grade are 4 times likelier to drop out of school.
The rate of low literacy in the US costs the healthcare industry over $70 million every year.
We, as educators, have the power
to change it.
We must give our students the opportunity to think critically as early as second grade.
They need to see the world from different viewpoints.
Reading helps with stress reduction and vocabulary expansion.
Literacy is essential to acquiring the path to social, economic, and political power.
Reading creates unimaginable academic, social, and intellectual possibilities.
Did you know?