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Reading Is a Universal Right
A Message From Margery Mayer, HMH EVP of Intervention Solutions
It’s a sad fact that the most recent results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveal that about two-thirds of students in the US are reading below proficient levels.
The intractability of the problem has many root causes. However, one data point is abundantly clear: the greatest common denominator is poverty. Not always, but all too often, children from low-income households come to school with language challenges, a lack of early educational opportunities, and limited exposure to language and to books.
But it’s not just poverty that is contributing to low achievement levels. Our education system has not cracked the code to consistently deliver world-class instruction and curriculum, and many students need smartly delivered differentiated instruction to close their gaps.
Unfortunately, without intensive intervention, the research is clear: kids do not just “get better.” In fact, they slip farther and farther behind. We need to make reading a universal right for all.
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