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[Susan notes: GREAT question, one we should ask every day. ]

Published in Education Week

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

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