Oklahomans for Reading Partners
With more than half of all Oklahoma students in Kindergarten through fourth grade unable to read at grade level, these struggling readers need evidence-based programs that are proven effective at helping them become proficient readers. Reading Partners is an example of the type of program that I support making available to more Oklahoma students. Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to work one-on-one with students who are a grade level or more behind in reading skills. Last year, 95% of the students enrolled in the Reading Partners program in Tulsa more than tripled their rate of learning. By signing this petition, I urge the Oklahoma legislature and Governor Fallin to support additional funding for reading interventions for struggling readers in kindergarten through fourth grade so that more Oklahoma students can have access to quality programs like Reading Partners.