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Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE SOUND SCIENCE BEHIND HOW PEOPLE BECOME READERS.

Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn.

It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than six in 10 fourth graders aren’t proficient readers. It has been this way since testing began. A third of kids can’t read at a basic level.

How do we know that a

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