Our education system is failing our kids. They deserve more, and we owe it to them to reform the current broken system. We cannot continue to throw money at the same problem and expect a different result. We need TRUE reform. I completely support the Governor in her efforts to reform our broken education system. I graduated from an underperforming[sic] high school. As a result I know first hand the struggles of succeeding when the odds are stacked against you. Promoting a third grader who cannot read proficiently does one thing, it paves the way to failure. Shame on us for allowing it. We've all heard the term practice makes perfect, we know an athlete cannot get better in any sport without mastering the fundamentals first. Reading is no different and repeating the 3rd grade can only pave the way for success.