If that is the case, how do you explain the 20% who complete the Jolly Phonics course or similar and still leave school unable to read – every year? You and I have experienced something that the 20% have never experienced. We have had the privilege of having experienced countless ‘good reads!’ We have experienced the irreplaceable mixed emotion of joy/sadness/emptiness when we finally close the covers on a good book. Our collective unwillingness to face the reality of what reading is denies this pleasure to one fifth of the population of the English speaking world. But that is all about to change. I am nearing completion of an App or the iPad which initially makes all 300 titles of Electronic Library freely available to all By tapping on any unfamiliar words, the iPad will vocalise that word and in the local/national accent. I anticipate that all Kindle-type tablets will follow suit with other children’s books although they will probably want paying Alternatively, younger children, as they run their finger along the lines of text at their own individual pace, the words will automatically embolden. This will mean that for the first time in their lives, the 20% will be able to sneak off to bed, switch the light out, slip under the duvet and read (access the meaning) to their hearts content. They will be able to do this for the first time without the intervention of a judgemental adult and in no time at all, their sight vocabs will enlarge exponentially! The motivation will be the stories themselves. It will not be necessary to try to encourage them to read – indeed it may be difficult to stop them. .There will be no need, either for this debate or for remedial experts because there will no longer be a problem to remediate!