Holding Back Students

February 5, 2013 - 3:31 PM
In this Jan. 23, 2013 photo Jefferson Elementary third graders Qwalynde Cain, left, and Sata Lumpkins work on a reading assignment during class in Wichita, Kan. Kansas is one of an increasing number of states that are not promoting students who are struggling to read at the end of third grade. Thirty-two states have passed legislation designed to improve third-grade literacy, according to the Education Commission of the States. (AP Photo/Mike Hutmacher)