I see from the New York Post that Columbia has shut down the so-called Teachers College Reading and Writing project and pushed its founder and guiding light into the darkness decades too late for most children who were not taught to read by sounding out the words that were new to them. Nobody made all the teachers and schools adopt the idiotic and worse than useless approach to reading that so many did adopt and attempt to instill in all their students. No, that was on those teachers and those schools and on the parents that let them get away with that crap.
I still wonder why it took literally generations of failure before anybody managed to successfully drive a stake through the heart of this warped, stupid and counterproductive idea.
Worst of all of course is that there are still parents, teachers and schools that will still swear that it works!