The issue of writing… or issues with writing?

Let’s face it… writing has always trailed behind reading in the educational debate unless needed as a case of despair as ‘standards’ drop. Last year we had the National Year of Reading and this year many schools seem to be identifying writing as an urgent issue to address. But what really is this ‘issue’ that so many teachers are being pressured to address? The issue ‘of’ writing from many teacher’s point of view is that writing assessment