Baker A. Mitchell Jr., the founder of The Roger Bacon Academy in Leland, N.C, has an excellent piece that appeared in The National Review. The article, Why Johnny Still Can't Read, points to the causes of reading failure throughout the country and the solutions to this failure. Mitchell writes that "Public schools are passing students who can't read at any level - all to avoid blaming teachers, lawmakers, and bureaucrats." Drawing on the experience of the four charter schools that he oversees that implement Reading Mastery and Language for Learning, as well as the experience of other schools implementing DI, He stresses that instructional solutions are available that can ensure virtually all students learn to read in a timely manner.
We encourage you to read the article and comment. The more discussions like this that are brought to the forefront the more likely people are to take notice and act!