March 21, 2012

Johnny Doesn't Want to Read

Jeremy Lott, Washington Times

It’s not that Johnny can’t read. It’s just that he doesn’t want to - at least not any more than necessary. And is that such a crime?

Such, in essence, is the provocative thesis with which Alan Jacobs scandalized the American academy last July when he published an article titled “We Can’t Teach Students to Love Reading” in the academic trade journal the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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