Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, only one-third of 3rd graders in Tennessee were reading on grade level. Now, school closures, increases in truancy, and accumulating social anxiety in our next generation of leaders has resulted in a further 50% decrease in proficiency rates. Literacy is foundational for the futures of our students and our state. Governor Bill Lee’s Tennessee Literacy Success Act will give our students the reading skills they need for success, teachers the resources they need to help our students, and our state results that last a lifetime.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Call and ask your legislators to support the Tennessee Literacy Success and fix #TNLitNow.