POSTED RESPONSE TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Yes, this study result strikes me as quite valid, but I'm afraid it has little to do with our schools.
It's a bit like saying those with intelligence and some mix of initiative will succeed.
My observations of children who like to read suggest little of it comes from the class room.
Of course, a good class room can further the love and skill further, but the truth is that a good many of our elementary teachers are themselves non-readers (you only have to listen to their conversations) or indeed people who have no idea about how to teach children to read.