Reading Proficiency Among Minority Children is Still Very Low

Despite all the achievements that have been made in education, reading proficiency among minority children is still very low.   According to the Kids Count Data Book for 2014 published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 83% of African American children are still not reading proficiently by 4th grade and 81% of Hispanic children.  What future does a child have if that child can’t read proficiently?  As a Christian, if a child can’t read the Bible, how will that child ever be able to develop a deep Christian walk?  It’s is critical that we as parents and teachers to do all we can to ensure that all children are able to read proficiently, not matter what their origin or nationality is.

Author Soraya Diase Coffelt