I don't know what the answer is, but it's simply not acceptable that more than half of children under 6 in the US aren't being read to every day.
It's astonishing to me that reading aloud isn't a given. Or, as she puts it, that "13 million children under 6 years old [go] to bed every night without a bedtime story." Set aside the fact that reading to a child is the "right" thing to do (for the child's emotional and educational development), it's also an easy way to parent when all else fails -- personally, it's my fallback technique of choice! Kids misbehaving? Read. Kids fighting? Read. Kids whiny and tired? Read. When in doubt? Read. And it soothes the reader as much as the readee.
I, too, would like to see modeling of reading aloud behavior by prominent public figures. Perhaps every elected official (from President on down), and every celebrity of any sort, could commit to doing one read-aloud story time at his or her local library in the course of the next year.
Wouldn't that be spectacular?