Policy Exchange's report on Reading Recovery questioned the independence of previously published evaluations.
Yet the report's principal obsession is an ideological objection to the Government fostering reading initiatives, and a free market for rival materials. You should also have mentioned that this report is produced by two authors of rival materials.
As a headteacher who enthusiastically diverts funds to Reading Recovery, can I assure everyone Ed Balls hasn't imposed this programme on my school? We do it 'cos it works.
I would admit this intervention is costly, but it's worth every penny.
Huw Thomas, Emmaus Catholic and Church of England Primary School, Sheffield.