I spoke at a press conference held by Wisconsin Call to Action for Reading Excellence at the Wisconsin State Capitol. From the press-release:
In a press conference at the State Capitol today, a group of Wisconsin parents, teachers, educators, administrators, school board members, and researchers raised an alarm about the low levels of reading skill among children in our state, and discussed solutions that have worked in other states to raise achievement for all students and close achievement gaps. They have formed a group, WI-CARE to call on the State Superintendent, DPI, parents, and educators to make resources available to teachers and schools, and make parents aware of the problems. The group is advocating for voluntary teacher training and other activities that require no mandates and no additional funding for schools.