WPLN, 7/24/23

Gini Pupo-Walker is the executive director of the Education Trust in Tennessee. She said in many cases, people misconstrue the state’s proficiency rate. “The narrative attached to that … is that then, that means that they’re not reading. ‘If they’re not proficient, they’re not reading,’” Pupo-Walker said. “And I think we know now that that’s simply not the case. Our readers are readers on a continuum.”