Inadequate teacher preparation in literacy instruction.
The public education system in America fails to prepare teachers (to teach) and students (to learn) essential literacy skills.
66% of students are failing to reach grade proficiency in reading by 4th grade, a strong indicator in anticipating graduation, employment, and incarceration rates.
Most education programs in colleges and graduate schools do not teach either explicit, multi-sensory, reading instruction methods—which 46% of all students require—or reading comprehension.
Reading comprehension is a fundamental aspect of grade-proficient reading skills and testing, and it is critical in the 21st century economy.
The public education system fails to offer teachers adequate professional learning in reading instruction methods.