Kids Count Report 

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says we need to do better when it comes to teaching children how to read.The Kids Count report found that most fourth-graders in Maine are not proficient readers, and that four out of five children from the poorest families can’t read at the expected skill level.Yellow Light Breen chairs the Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education.He’s calling for programs that provide mentors for children who are struggling.”The more kids we can get reading well by grade three the better they’re going to do at every subsequent level of education and opportunity in life.”Breen says it can be done and it needs to be handled as a community issue, not just between parent and child.