Cost of illiteracy

13th February 2009 at 00:00

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.

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