We Can’t Wait Until 3rd Grade

I recently found this link and was really troubled by the idea that there was legislation that focused on waiting until 3rd grade.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/22/south-carolina-reading-legislation/2849757/

S.C. considers changing how reading is taught

A catch-up summer

An excerpt from this link

Too many students who make it to middle and high school without adequate reading skills are unable to unlock the knowledge in their textbooks and become discouraged, Hairfield said.

If Read to Succeed becomes law, students who are not at the level they should be by the end of third grade would be required to enroll in a “summer reading camp.” Exceptions would be made for students for whom English is their second language, or who have a disability or already have failed a grade.

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