Gov. Walker: Read for the Future

Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, delivers his weekly radio address.

The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177.  To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled Read for the Future:

Hi, this is Scott Walker

 From the time a child is born until third grade, they learn to read. From fourth grade on, they use their reading skills to learn.

Studies show that students are much more likely to graduate if they are reading at or above grade level by the time they leave elementary school. We want every kid in this state reading at that level or better.

With this in mind, I started a Read to Lead initiative early in 2011 and asked Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers to join me. We put together a diverse group of leaders from across the state. Teachers, parents, advocates, foundations and lawmakers from both parties worked for months.

 This week, we are announcing a series of reforms to improve early childhood development, enhance teacher training, invoke parental involvement and replicate successful reading programs across Wisconsin.

 Watch for more information on Read to Lead in the days to come.

Thurston Howell III January 12, 2012 at 09:59 PM
It's so good that bad owners, are Free to Flee. How patriotic! Adios, Joerns Healthcare!! If Obama were a real Democrat, he'd slap a huge tariff on anything these JOB DESTROYERS tried to Market in the U.S.!
Say What? January 13, 2012 at 12:58 AM
The union should have crumbled like they did at Mercury in FDL. Then they would be able to employ double the people for the same cost and put people back to work, albeit that affording the little things in life like housing, food, clothing, and the like might not be possible. But, it is all about jobs.
Thurston Howell III January 13, 2012 at 08:42 AM
@NOBama- YES, Look at the clowns the GOP has running. Voters snoozed in 2010 and the lost. Anyway back to the real culprit here, Walker and the Wisconisn GOP. Job loss after job loss. I repeat IT'S NOT WORKING. You can't deny the overwhelming evidence and you CAN'T BLAME OBAMA! The rest of the country is coming OUT of this recessios to the chagrin or every Republican whose sole mission is to see Obama defeated in 2012. Walker's NOT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!
GD Freethinker January 14, 2012 at 01:00 AM
This is a smokescreen typical of the GOP. Trash something and do a PR move to try to repair the damage and fool the minions. "No Child Left Behind", anyone?
Dave Koven January 14, 2012 at 05:57 PM
GD Freethinker..."just say no". That really worked.lol


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