Reading Instruction: Where Should Policy-Makers Draw The Line?

04/22/2002 | Newsweek

The movement toward making classes more rigorous for the youngest students reportedly has raised the ire of some more-traditional educators, who argue that children shouldn't be pushed too hard academically. But researchers say there is growing evidence that pre-school age students need basic literacy instruction, especially those who live in poverty, as they are more likely to have trouble reading.

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