First in Future: Read Charlotte Executive Director Munro Richardson (Toss-back)

Summary:  This week we wanted to revisit our conversation with Read Charlotte Executive Director Munro Richardson and his approach to tackling the goal of doubling the percentage of 3rd graders reading proficiently by 2025 in Charlotte.

The Institute for Emerging Issues is getting ready to launch our new initiative, KidsReadyNC, in four communities across the state and wanted to hear Munro’s thinking about the program. Afterwards, we also have a conversation with IEI’s Assistant Director, Pat Cronin, who is heading up KidsReadyNC.

Excerpt:  “In Jim Collins’ words, ‘I thought it was a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal . . . it would have taken a goal that big for me to pick up from my hometown and come to a new city.'”

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