All students have the right to read! Therefore, the right to have access to a highly trained, knowledgeable teacher.
On a scale of 1-10, how much does the application of science matter to you in other fields? Medicine, architecture, aviation?
Why would we expect any less when it comes to reading instruction?
The Matthew Effect kicks in with vengeance if grades K-1 teachers do not teach reading effectively.
Teachers have the right to quality training
Instructional equity is the key to teaching equity
You can’t have knowledgeable students without knowledgeable teachers.