Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Classic American Literature on the Chopping Block

Is this the great dumbing down of America? 
Bye bye literature. 

How do you feel about American Literature 
being replaced by non-fiction in US classrooms? 

 Please click here to read the article and 
join the conversation over at Athens Patch.

1 comment:

Linda D. said...

Thanks for bringing this important topic to our attention, Leigh. It's a sad day when classic literature that has stirred the hearts and minds of countless children are no longer welcome in classrooms.

I am reminded of the movie, Dr. Zhivago, where imagination and lofty ideals (or critical thinking) were sacrificed in the name of efficiency, "Political oppression", and functionality. The result was a population that may have been born of vision and passion but ended up a simple minded proletariat. May that not happen in America.