Schools should focus on teaching children to read

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Every new school year means new ways for teachers to teach and for students to learn.

The New York Times recently used the phrase “disruptive innovation” in an article on ever-changing education standards. Nevertheless, one thing remains the same: If children have not been taught to read by third grade, they will pretty much hate school forever.

How should children be taught to read? No one seems to have the answers.

Reading to children may give them a love of books, but it does not teach them how to read.

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