No one disputes the need for intervention to help poor readers. The Government’s literacy programme for primary school children could end up costing at least £300 million – more than double what was originally planned - if it is made available to all the children struggling with their reading. This report argues that the Government's current model for educational intervention is intellectually incoherent, and stifles innovation within the teaching profession. Most of the intervention costs are absorbed by administration and training - money which could be much better spent on independent evaluations that would allow schools to make informed choices of available materials.
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