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POLLED OUT OF COMMITTEE
March 9, 1999
S. Printed 3/9/99--S.
Read the first time March 3, 1999.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3645), designating Tuesday, March 2, 1999 as "Read Across America Day" in South Carolina, etc., respectfully
Has polled the Concurrent Resolution out majority favorable.
DESIGNATING TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1999 AS "READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA, URGING EVERY CITIZEN IN THE PALMETTO STATE TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHILD IS READ-TO BY A CARING ADULT AT LEAST ONCE ON THAT DAY, AND REDEDICATING THIS STATE TO EFFORTS WHICH ENGAGE IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO PLACE SOUTH CAROLINA'S CHILDREN AMONG THE BEST READERS IN THE NATION.
Whereas, the State of South Carolina has committed itself to a course of raising academic standards for all students; and
Whereas, the citizens of the State of South Carolina stand firmly committed to promoting reading as a catalyst for our students' future academic success, their preparation for America's jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and
Whereas, the General Assembly has provided significant leadership in the area of education reform, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the state's well-being and long-term quality of life; and
Whereas, "Read Across America", a national celebration of Dr. Suess's birthday on March 2, promotes reading and adult involvement in the education of our students; and
Whereas, "Read Across America" is a project of great merit and is highly deserving of enthusiastic support. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, designates Tuesday, March 2, 1999 as "Read Across America Day" in South Carolina, urges every citizen in the Palmetto State to ensure that every child is read-to by a caring adult at least once on that day, and rededicates this State to efforts which engage in programs and activities to place South Carolina's children among the best readers in the nation.
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