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NYC Schools Chancellor says students need more phonics in order to read

03.25.2022 | Gothamist | Sarah Part, a policy analyst at Advocates for Children, said the problems with literacy instruction are deepening inequities and widening the achievement gap. She said a large number of parents with means have been hiring tutors to address shortcomings in literacy instruction in school. 

“Parents who have resources are going to find a tutor,” she said. “They’re going to get help outside of school. But families who don't have resources …  are very, very dependent on what happens at school.” Read article