Veteran Washington hand and reading policy expert Bob Sweet says that the WaPo take on Reading First was wrong (and even annotates!). Aside: Here’s one thing the internet has changed in terms of journalism. Sweet’s piece is a long letter to The Post. In the bad old days, when someone challenged a story like this it was really up to the paper to decide whether it got eyeballs on it or not.
Update: Russo suggests that this might vindicate the Reading Firsters. Not so sure. Just because Grunwald’s article overshot (I thought it did, too) doesn’t mean there is nothing here. Both things can be true in this case.