FICTION

  • Students are learning to read successfully in school.
  • Teachers are properly trained and prepared to teach reading by colleges and schools of education.
  • Education experts agree on one ideal method for teaching reading and that the method is working.
  • Text books provide excellent curriculums that lead to reading competency.
  • Most high school graduates are reading at grade level and prepared for college and a 21st Century career.

FACT

  • Teachers are dedicated and committed to support student success in reading, but the system fails to prepare them.
  • 75% of school dropouts report difficulty in reading.
  • The majority of students are not learning to read effectively.
  • The cause – only a tiny percentage of teachers understand and use structured language instruction methods that work with all students.
  • The education culture cannot adapt to help current students.
  • The negative outcomes of poor reading instruction impact every part of our society.