We still have 40% of our children not reading at grade level by third grade.
That’s an important and terrible metric that we need to correct to have a great district, city, and region, and I believe I have a contribution to make to address that, no one else has been speaking about it before I left the board in 2018, since, or now, including mayoral candidates,
But I hope to convince people it is the right thing to do, and inspire them how to do it.
Which mainly includes a second qualified adult in pre-k to third grade classrooms, a teacher assistant not necessarily certified teacher for those falling behind in their reading and discipline problems, regular testing and smaller class sizes.
It will take some money, but a well-worthwhile investment in our city and region’s present and future.