Phonics revolution: War of words over how to teach kids to read
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The Government is set to roll out 2.4 million copies of new phonics-based reading material to the nation's schools in an bid to arrest our declining literacy rates.
But the move has sparked a war of words between academic experts who disagree whether it's the best way to teach kids to read.
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One fears the move is simply an "educational fad" and warns there's "no magic bullet".