"For nearly three decades I have seen how the reading recovery program has helped to support some of our most needy students. My school is a decile 1a and we are rich with many cultures and languages. Our students ESOL students have benefitted from the RR program and the expertise the trained teachers have. This has seen them ascend and have an equitable chance in education with greater job and life prospects. I am saddened at the news that this program isn't being valued and acknowledged for its worth. I wonder how may children across our nation can trace some of their early learning successes back to the support they were lucky to receive from the RR program. Aue kua hinga tetahi atu totara i roto i te ngahere o te matauranga."

Lester Mohi, Deputy Principal at Glenview School

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