Episode 2

 

A Bookings study found that almost half of all disadvantaged children are not school ready by age five; kids aren't arriving to school with basic math and reading skills.  There are many factors for this, one reason is what's called a "word gap". Higher income kids get read too more often and are exposed to more words in books, songs and conversation. Poor kids are not and this affects literacy. Wayne gives Colleen a heads up about Sit Stay Read and she spends some time the volunteers and their dogs. SSR is Chicago-based non profit that goes into some of the cities public schools with dogs and helps kids practice their reading skills. Colleen also goes to and bombs at a job interview. She was asked to take a typing test on a TYPEWRITER! WTF?! You can see the test below. Her boss Wayne also is trying to play a bit of matchmatcher.....which is sort of humiliating but maybe it's just what she needs. 

Second grader Robert writes and reads a story to volunteers Sandy Virtue and Spinny. 

Second grader Robert writes and reads a story to volunteers Sandy Virtue and Spinny. 

 

Colleen's Typing Test