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SYRACUSE SENATOR SAYS LATENBAUGH'S PROPOSAL TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT A BIT

By Nate Gonner 10/22/2013

             NEBRASKA’S FIRST DISTRICT STATE SENATOR SAYS OMAHA SENATOR SCOTT LATENBAUGH’S PROPOSAL TO HOLD BACK 3RD GRADE STUDENTS WHO DON’T MEET A CERTAIN READING REQUIREMENT IS BEING TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT JUST A BIT.

 

              LATENBAUGH’S SOCIAL PROMOTION PROPOSAL HAS BEEN QUESTIONED BY MANY STATE EDUCATORS ON HOW TO ASSESS THE KIDS READING ABILITY AND THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE HELD BACK.

 

              STATE SENATOR DAN WATERMEIER OF SYRACUSE SAYS LATENBAUGH IS TRYING TO INSTITUTE A WAY TO CATCH STUDENTS READING DIFFICULTIES BEFORE IT BECOMES AN EVEN BIGGER PROBLEM

 

WATERMEIER AUDIO

 

              WATERMEIER ADDED BEFORE ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT HOLDS A CHILD BACK, THEY WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THE PARENTS TO SEE WHAT'S THE BEST COURSE OF ACTION GOING FORWARD.

 

              ACCORDING TO THE OMAHA WORLD HERALD, 10 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAS LAWS REQUIRING THIRD GRADERS PASS A READING TEST BEFORE ADVANCING TO THE FOURTH GRADE.

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