Why are schools actively deadening our children’s taste for books? Instead of trying to create or encourage readers, schools pick out the books that are “good” for students. Nevermind that students have to wade through antiquated language to get to the story.
Is it that we had to read it so we inflict these classics on our kids? No wonder kids turn to video games and visual entertainment like movies in their free time. All the books they’ve been introduced to are hard work. We should be encouraging readers, not saying here’s your medicine, open wide.
Not everyone is going to be a literature major, but everyone would benefit from being a reader.
Yes, there should be a balance. A classic now and again, but let’s update our curriculum in schools. Let’s bring on the fun!