Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to stop the crime in Chicago?
He should do this!
That would have huge ramifications, because kids who are reading at proficiency by third grade are much less likely to drop out of school, much more likely to go to college, and it’s a lot easier to teach a child to read in the third grade than the ninth or tenth grade.
Pedro Noguera, professor of education at UCLA and director of the Center for the Study of School Transformation
The dirty little secret about education writ large, relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of college completion. Relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
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It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.