The Tipping Point: Reading Skills and Drop-out Rates

by Stacie Vos
I mentioned recently a debate about whether or not children behind in reading should be held back automatically. I came across an interesting blog and article on the links between reading and drop-out rates.

A highlight from the article by KJ Dell/Antonia:
“But in most cases, particularly among black and Latino students (less than 20 percent of whom achieved reading proficiency by the fourth grade in 2011, a depressing number), it seems more likely that they’re simply not reading comfortably — and it’s scarcely news that if you can’t read with confidence, school, from fourth grade on, is only going to get more challenging.”

For her complete post and to view this blog on parenting and more, go here:
http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/the-link-between-reading-level-and-dropout-rates/

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