Colin Richards

12th May 2006 at 01:00
* It is unfortunate that Colin Richards chose to use the recommendations of the Rose Review of the teaching of reading as his example of the usurpation of teacher professionalism ("Dissent in a sentence", TES, April 21). Most parents believe professionalism means using evidence-based practices.

"Autonomy" over teaching method is not a compelling argument when so many children reach secondary school with inadequate literacy skills.

Shirley Cramer

Chief executive officer

Dyslexia Action (formerly Dyslexia Institute)

Park House, Wick Road

Egham, Surrey

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