“We know – look at what we know – we know that students who can’t read as well as they should by the third grade are much less likely ever to graduate from high school. We know that without reading, the history books are closed, the internet is turned off, and the promise of America is much harder to reach. We know that children who can read learn from our founding fathers, explore the limits of the universe, and build the future of their dreams. If we’re going to ensure that those are the children of America’s future, they also need not only the best possible teaching in school, they need individualized tutoring; help with their homework before school, after school, and over the summer; and they need more parents involved in helping them learn to read and to keep reading.”

                                                                 Bill Clinton, Wyandotte, Michigan