“When we look at the kids who are having a tough time learning to read and we went through the statistics, thirty-eight percent nationally, dis-aggregate that, seventy percent of kids from poverty and so forth hit the wall. Ninety-five percent of those kids are instructional casualties. About five to six percent of those kids have what we call dyslexia or learning disabilities in reading.” (G.Reid Lyon)
What further research did David Boulton do about the above statement?
What does, ‘95% of those kids are instructional casualties’ mean exactly?
What was wrongly instructed?
Have we now corrected the wrong instruction?
When I wrote to Reid Lyon in 2015, on what I had discovered, his wife Diane Lyon responded courteously and said Reid was not available for discussing matters I had raised as he receives hundreds of emails.
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"There are none so blind as those who will not see".
The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know.