I have found that a great deal of America's school districts stop teaching a reading course after elementary school. This is true in my school district and after examining the benchmark scores it shows. We just acquired a new principal and he has joined me in trying to set up a reading course for students in our high school. Many of our students struggle with reading which is reflected in all of their subject areas. I believe that all teachers throughout the country should begin the push to have reading taught throughout the grades. It is awful to have high school students on a fourth grade reading level especially when they do not have a handicapping condition.
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