From long-simmering concerns over reading instruction and teacher burnout to newer concerns relating to the role of artificial intelligence in education, readers wrote in response to EdWeek’s coverage of the latest in K-12 news and insights.
Below are the most-read Letters to the Editor of the past year. You can find the complete collection of letters here.
1. Meaning Must Come First During Reading Instruction
A reading tutor pushes back against the science of reading in this letter to the editor. Read more.
2. We Need a New Way to Teach Phonics
Let’s hear more about different, engaging ways to teach phonics. Read more.
3. Treat Teachers Like Human Beings to Avoid Burnout
Understanding teachers’ limitations and strengths to utilize their skills in ways that drive their passion can also help avoid burnout. Read more.
4. Schools Must Do Better to Meet IDEA Requirements
More states must follow through on this law. Read more.
5. How to Co-Exist With Tech Is ChatGPT’s Lesson
Sure, the program can lead to cheating, but it can also free up teachers’ time for important instruction. Read more.