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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.

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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.

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