Wednesday, May 14, 2008

More on Reading - kicking a dead horse with gusto

There's a great deal of nonsense now about how our children can't read but then how could they in terms of imitative behavior if their parents don't read and there are no books in the house? If books aren't treated as beloved objects like the sports page or the television why would a child wish to read? You wonder how disgustedly low-paid teachers must spend their lives trying to overcome parental stupidity, but then in our money culture everything is considered merry and bright if the parents show up for their often dismal jobs on time.

- Jim Harrison

1 comment:

Miette said...

Interesting to know.