From Missouri Digital News: https://mdn.org
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
MDN Menu

MDN Home

Journalist's Creed

Print

MDN Help

MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News
Lobbyist Money Help  

A Senate Bill Aims to Stop Social Promotion in Reading.

February 9, 1999
By: LORI PRICHARD
State Capital Bureau

A Senate bill introduced today/Tuesday would impose standards on reading. Lori Prichard has the story from our Jefferson City Bureau.

Jefferson County Senator Steve Stoll is sponsoring a bill that would stop teachers from passing students without reading skills. In order to advance to the next reading level, students must attend after school tutoring seminars or summer school.

Actuality:stoll01.wav
RunTime: 20
OutCue:
Contents: Stoll says by grade three a student should reading proficiently.

The measure would target kindergarten through third grade students by funding remedial reading programs.

A Missouri State Teacher's Association representative supports the measure. He says every child should earn the grade.

From the State Capital, I'm Lori Prichard reporting.