According to a recent Pew Research Center Report, the share of stay-at-home mothers is rising after decades in decline, reaching 29 percent in 2012 after hitting a low of 23 percent in 1999. Almost half of the stay-at-home mothers are minorities or have no more than a high school education. More than one third live below the poverty line.
Schools now have an opportunity to reach these stay-at-home mothers and encourage them to read to their children and encourage increased learning. It is a win-win situation for schools and adds no additional costs.