[Susan notes: The Herald ommitted a paragraph from Gerald Bracey's letter. Here's the letter as he wrote it.]
To the editor
In his opinion article, Edwar Moscovitch states that Reading First technical assistance directors were receiving royalties "for books published before they worked for Reading First or for books not connected to Reading First." This is not true. Senator Kennedy's investigation into the matter shows that three such directors received huge sums for consulting or for "non-employee compensation. " Between 2003 and 2006, Reading First technical assistance director, Edward Kame'enui received $752,068, Douglas Carnine received $796,545, and Sharon Vaughn raked in $836,420. None of this money was for royalties of any kind. Only Kame'enui received royalties and these were relatively paltry sums for college-level textbooks.
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