Sunday, October 16, 2016

All Children In Chicago Reading At Proficiency By The 3rd Grade.




                  Curtis Elementary School 32 E 115TH St Chicago, IL.
             Marc Sims attended Curtis (1976-77) when it was used as a satellite location for Fenger High School Freshmen.


Marc Sims
marcsimschicago@gmail.com




Mayor Rahm Emanuel
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Mayor Emanuel:

How much money dose the City of Chicago need every year to ensure that every CPS student can at the least, read and write at grade level?

Please think about this.  Please stop the crime!

Thank you.

Marc Sims

PS

We’re going to make sure all children are reading at proficiency by the 3rd grade. 
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
http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2015/12/08/will-nclb-update-help-underserved-students

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.

Fredrik deBoer
Brooklyn College of CUNY, Academic Affairs, Academic Assessment
User-Created Clip By Marc Sims
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4616997/schools-college