Children's March for Literacy
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Children who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to dropout of school.**
2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.***
85 percent of all juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system are functionally illiterate.****
68 percent of Atlanta Public School students cannot read at grade level in 3rd Grade.
Some Prisons forecast jail cells based on 3rd Grade illiteracy rates.
Studies show that when kids have 500 books or more in their homes, their education is boosted 3.2 years on average.*