Teaching children to read in the primary grades
is the most urgent task in education today.
Pleasant T. Rowland, Founder, Rowland Reading Foundation
Yet two-thirds of American students cannot read proficiently.
Democracy depends on a literate and informed citizenry. Our very nation is at risk if we don’t meet this crisis and fix this problem. Now.
That is why the Rowland Reading Foundation is dedicated to one—and only one—thing: teaching children to read by the end of second grade.