𝐄𝐱𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬, 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬, 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐚𝐱𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬
𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲:
"We know how to teach reading.
We know what works.
We have neurological understandings."
-𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥
"It's like having a cure for cancer and waving it and saying- Go get it for yourself."
This is an interesting quote from the film:
"Children have brains like sponges.
Something is wrong if a child is going backward with reading/writing instruction."
Too many students are labeled dyslexic.
Could it be that all children are not receiving the CORRECT instruction?
Teachers do not have the information. They were never equipped. It's not their fault.
Many teachers have had reading degrees and never heard the word dyslexia in their graduate classes.
One interview was quite striking for me:
David Chalk- cyber security specialist- millionaire- taught himself programming- could not read.
The question posed in the film:
"How did I get to high school and not be able to read?"
𝐒𝐓𝐔𝐃𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐏𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐃 𝐀𝐋𝐎𝐍𝐆.
𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐄𝐃𝐔𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐒𝐘𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐌 𝐈𝐒 𝐏𝐀𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐏𝐄𝐎𝐏𝐋𝐄.
Reading problems result in behavior problems, low self-esteem, and depression.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐞?
"𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝. 𝐖𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠! 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐮𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝟗𝟎% 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝."
𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧, "𝐖𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲 𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬."
𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐡- 𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐬. 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐇𝐈𝐆𝐇 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝.
Cognitive science about reading has not made its way into American education.
A teacher in the film is asked: "Why are your scores so much higher?"
She replied, "I am not using the district's curriculum."
Genesee County Jail: People become better when they can read. There is a direct correlation between school to prison pipeline.
85% of kids in the juvenile system cannot read.
Another quote from an educator:
"It pisses me off that people play with children's lives."
"Superintendents have POWERFUL roles."
STUDENTS' LIVES DEPEND ON WHAT WE DO INSTRUCTIONALLY.
Let's get going!