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 literacy bill 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.
Tennesseans for Student Success is dedicated to solving this crisis and improving outcomes for our students. That’s why for each Tennessean who ask the General Assembly to address the literacy crisis during the special legislative session, we will donate a book to the school of your choice. Ask your legislators to support Governor Lee’s literacy bill and fix #TNLitNow: