Barbara A.B. Gubbin, director of the Jacksonville Public Library
(Published in the Florida Times-Union Tuesday, June 17, 2014)
Every Jacksonville resident should be concerned after reading the headline May 23:
“FCAT: 1 in 5 fail to make grade; 22% of third-graders in Duval schools below test reading standard.”
Poor reading skills affect everyone, regardless of whether you have children in school.
As the article pointed out, children who struggle with reading in third grade have an incredibly difficult time in later grades.