A hero to the judgment-impaired everywhere (tralfamadore) wrote in thequestionclub,
A hero to the judgment-impaired everywhere
tralfamadore
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Do you think the current public education system does a disservice to its students when it comes to reading?

I'm in a literature course this semester where a handful of people are extremely vocal about their hatred for reading and how "boring, outdated, and irrelevant" books are to their lives. It's clear they've gotten this impression from the literature they were forced to study in junior high and high school. So what do you think? Does the current literary canon do a disservice to those who use the books they read in school as a gauge for all literature out there?

If you were to rewrite the high school English curriculum, what works of literature would you throw out and what works would you add in as mandatory reading?

Do you want to tell me any other ways that you think the public school system is failing us all?
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