Over 66% of children in the U.S. are not proficient readers.
79% of low-income students, 82% of Black students, and 77% of Hispanic students are not on track for reading by fourth grade.
Children not reading by third grade are 4x less likely to graduate high school.
Studies estimate that low-literacy levels among U.S. adults could be costing the economy $2.2 trillion a year.
Children who begin behind in their academics typically remain behind.