Children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book. The report, Is Children's Reading a Casualty of Modern Life? ... found that 82% of teachers blame the government's "target-driven" education policies for the fact that fewer children are reading for pleasure. ... A "straitjacket" of regimented schooling is squeezing their ability to read more widely. 2/3 of teachers polled said they lacked time in the school day to introduce a variety of books, ... this was a "major barrier ... "