There are many Science of Reading (SoR) and Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) proponents who claim it is their way or the high-way. They keep Twitting not to teach kids to memorise the High Frequency words (Dolch Words).
They keep lying that words can be memorised only by shape.
They say that teaching letter names before letter sounds will confuse kids.
No wonder the illiteracy rate in the UK is still high as it was decades ago.