Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Don't They Read In School Any More?

Some people are fiercely proud they don't read newspapers, books and so on. But this appears to be a carry over from school. With my new TV package, which comes with a bunch of movies for three months, I am trying to catch up on my movie watching, ( Years behind )

I happened to spot Dorian Grey and settled down to watch. It was nicely done and even though I knew how it would end, it held my attention to the very end.

I mentioned the movie to my son. He had never heard of it. I asked if he had read the book. He replied " who reads?"

Next to my oldest daughter, nope never heard or read the book. A friend of hers stopped by. Nope, never heard of it, but did see the title on a TV guide and might watch it now that I recommended it.

I asked my younger daughter who is the college kid and reads a lot. Nope.

Don't they read in school anymore? What about the classics?  Reading assignments?
I guess it is more important here in the states to have tests to see if the teachers are teaching then for the teachers to actually teach.

The dumbing down of America.
Brought to you locally with all the pride we can muster.
Reading, a dying skill.

reaching for a much needed cup of coffee

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