I thank all of you who have chosen to be educators, because it is a very challenging profession. Research tells us our kids should be reading well in the 3rd grade. But, I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach. We need to work with teachers and administrators to set standards that make sense in the classroom, so that the individual needs of each student is met. Our kids need to be encouraged to develop their God-given talents so that they have the tools to earn a living wage. I do not support social promotion.