The Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides the research supporting what we all already know: reading matters!
For example, did you know that:
If current trends hold true, 83%, or 6.6 million of these children, are at increased risk of dropping out of high school because they can’t read proficiently by fourth grade.
Wow. And how’s this to make someone sit up and take notice?
EVERY STUDENT WHO DOES NOT COMPLETE HIGH SCHOOL COSTS OUR SOCIETY AN ESTIMATED $260,000 IN LOST EARNINGS, TAXES AND PRODUCTIVITY
So check out this great resource!