APM Reports: Hard Words - Why American Kids Aren't Being Taught to Read

Airs Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. For generations, educators have fought about how kids learn to read and what that means about how they should be taught. Now, there is definitive evidence from neuroscience on how the brain learns to read and it suggests very different approaches to reading instruction than those that are commonly found in schools. This APM Reports documentary explores why the reading science is not making its way into American classrooms – or teacher preparation programs – and what can be done about it.