The National Common Core standards forced upon Colorado schools have left our children in a plague of illiteracy. As you read this, roughly only 40% of Colorado’s 3rd graders can read at grade level, which is unacceptable! I will seek to hold school districts and colleges of education accountable, and implement science-based literacy programs. I will come alongside teachers and seek to install training programs which equip them with teaching techniques that effectively enable students to discover the keys to unlocking our language. Children who can read at grade level by the third grade are set on a trajectory for success in every other content area and can become lifelong learners.
Readers make Leaders.