Education Letter to the Editor

Why Is There No Answer to This Reading Question?

October 01, 2004 1 min read

To the Editor:

In response to your front-page article “Select Group Ushers In Reading Policy” (Sept. 8, 2004):

With all the research money now available to study the practice of teaching reading, why is it that no one appears to have investigated the question: Which method or combination of methods of reading instruction is most likely to produce lifelong readers? That, after all, is, or should be, the objective of reading instruction.

Hugh Calkins

Cleveland, Ohio