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February 3, 2014

Third grade reading gets political

Everyone wants kids to read at grade level or better. But who’s responsible when the plan to reach that goal is extraordinarily unpopular? The new requirement that most third graders show they can read at grade level before promotion is making kids, teachers and parents miserable. Senate leader Phil Berger, champion of the Read to Achieve law, and June Atkinson, state Superintendent of Public Instruction, are at odds over what caused the misery.

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