Or, if you don’t teach phonics and phonological awareness, it doesn’t matter how much money you spend
The Charlotte Observer is reporting on a bill to improve reading instruction in North Carolina after a $150 million program to improve reading failed to improve test scores. This immediately reminded me of House Bill 272, which was floated during the 2019 regular session of the Kentucky Legislature to push more scientific information on how to teach reading into our Ed schools. Sadly, Kentucky’s bill died in committee, and that might be really unfortunate for our kids, because it looks like we do even worse with reading instruction than they do in the Tarheel State. And, research from North Carolina points to what is happening.