"We must raise teachers' expectations as to what's possible, ensure that every child is taught to read in a systematic and structured way, that they learn the alphabet and are taught the sounds these letters represent, and a book in the hand is worth two in the library"

Prime Minister John Major addressing the Conservative Women's Conference.

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