No classics, thanks

Several secondary schools in England have turned down the offer of free classics for their libraries, according to this story:

“The harsh reality of our secondary schools is that children just don’t have the skills to tackle such complex ideas in the written format.”

Much handwringing ensues, but spare a thought for the librarian who argued that kids today are much more likely to read if they’re offered Eragon, Harry Potter, or Charlie Higson’s Young Bond series.





One response to “No classics, thanks”

  1. Arthur Quiller Couch Avatar

    No pictures. No sex. We should give up the late show for THESE?No-brainer.Literally.

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