Why are only 34% of fourth-grade public school students performing at a proficient level in reading? This week we're talking with Kareem Weaver, the Co-Founder of FULCRUM - an organization whose goal is to ensure that every child is an 'on-time' reader with full literacy. Kareem previously led a leader development organization that supports teachers, and was an award-winning teacher and administrator in Oakland, California, and Columbia, South Carolina.
We discuss phonics, balanced literacy, whole language learning, and more. Plus, as a bonus we decide who has the greatest arm in baseball.
Links Referenced in the Podcast
- Kareem's Time article
- Right to Read Documentary
- APM Reports Podcast
- US literacy rates
- Teachers vs. Administrators Stats
- Pandemic Reading Levels