SHAME (Index of all Shame Topic Pages)

Emotional Danger

.. Lousy reading produces a perception of stupidity and dumbness to peers and clearly to the youngster who is struggling. That is the shame. There are very visible differences between kids who are doing well with print and youngsters who are struggling with print. They feel like they’re failures; they tell us that. – Dr. G. Reid LyonPast- Chief of the Child Development and Behavior Branch of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Current senior vice president for research and evaluation with Best Associates. Source: COTC Interview – https://www.childrenofthecode.org/interviews/lyon.htm#ShameAvoidance

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Below Basic, Basic, and Proficiency Spectrum

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According to the 2011 national report cards on reading by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), most of our children are less than proficient in reading even after 12 years of our attempts to teach them:

BELOW BASIC

African American
4th grade 51%
8th grade 41%
12th grade 43%
Hispanic
4th grade 49%
8th grade 36%
12th grade 39%
American Indian/Alaska Native
4th grade 53%
8th grade 37%
12th grade 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4th grade 20%
8th grade 17%
12th grade 19%
White
4th grade 22%
8th grade 57%
12th grade 19%


BELOW BASIC

African American
4th grade 84%
8th grade 85%
12th grade 83%
Hispanic
4th grade 82%
8th grade 81%
12th grade 78%
American Indian/Alaska Native
4th grade 82%
8th grade 78%
12th grade 71%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4th grade 51%
8th grade 53%
12th grade 51%
White
4th grade 57%
8th grade 57%
12th grade 54%

Note: Data from NAEP 2011 Report

All But Fating Our Children’s Lives

 … In our society, as it is structured, the inability to be fluent is to consign children to failure in school and to consign adults to the lowest strata of job and life opportunities.  Dr. Grover (Russ) Whitehurst, Director, Institute of Education SciencesU.S. Department of Education. Source: COTC Interview https://www.childrenofthecode.org/interviews/whitehurst.htm#allbutFated

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