Cost of illiteracy
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.