Hawley announces summer reading challenge
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today announced the beginning of his annual Summer Reading Challenge for elementary and middle school students. The challenge requires students to read at least 15 minutes each day for 40 days in the months of July and August. The children who complete the challenge will receive an official certificate from Hawley recognizing their achievement.
“Helping young people develop reading skills is critical to their education. I encourage every parent who wants their child to have a productive summer to get a Summer Reading Challenge from my office,” Hawley said. “My hope for this challenge is that it helps develop a lifelong love of reading that benefits them for the rest of their lives.”
Parents who want their kids to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge can contact Hawley’s office at 585-589-5780 to obtain a Summer Reading Challenge brochure, which has the list of recommended readings and a calendar to track progress.
"The challenge requires students to read at least 15 minutes each day for 40 days in the months of July and August."
Make the kids read for 15 minutes a day. Holy cow. That kind of rigor will kill most of them. It's child abuse!
Fifteen minutes a day. Please. For God's sake, aim high.
15 minutes a day....that will take away from the 14 hours a day they are playing video games on their X-Boxes.
Talk about low expectations. 15 minutes per day, for 40 days, over a 62 day period does not exactly sound like much of a challenge. Parents, your kids can (and should) do much better than that.