There was a period of time in US history when a fourth grade education was as much as the average person received before moving into the work force. Though we now graduate a much higher percentage of students from high school, many of those still only read at a fourth grade level. There are several schools of thought as to why this is, but there is no reason to accept it.
Many parents have given up on the public school system and enrolled their children at great expense in private schools with better track records. Those that cannot afford private schools are often left in the lurch. The Critical Thinking Co. provides products to help parents and educators make a difference in students' educations no matter what schools they attend.
Parents who take an active interest in their childrens' educations often have children who perform far above state requirements. They have realized that relying on ailing institutions leaves their children behind. The Critical Thinking Co. products do more than just encourage students to read. They encourage students to think about what they are reading, to analyze, and to relate what they have learned to other subjects.
A student who is encouraged to question what he or she reads and to seek answers to those questions will be a student who wants to read. Logic, reason, and analysis are not just for science classes. The Critical Thinking Co. products are applied to math, science, history, literature, and to the social sciences as well. Improved reading skills translate to improved learning skills.