Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Written by Ms. Lisa Snell

September 2001

Private Options to Help Students Read
Private Options to Help Students Read — Part of the Jefferson Institute's "Campaign 2001 Briefing Book" supplied to all candidates, this paper reviews the success of private sector companies in teaching children - particularly children classified as "Special Education" - to read. Both poor readers and special education students with a reading disability deserve a chance at intensive reading instruction and if current reading methodologies in the public schools are not doing the job, then the private sector alternative should be tried. View PDF File.