At an orientation session for reading mentors at a local middle school yesterday, the situation was made perfectly clear.
50% of the students are not reading at grade level.
The lady in charge of the program told us that if the student we are assigned does not show up on time, cooperate or act interested, we will immediately be given another student.
“The need is too great and the volunteers are too few” she explained.
I had to take a minute to consider
and every effect
of this reality.
photocredit:Giver on the River