Natasha Vargas-Cooper on “Why We Should Stop Teaching Novels to High School Students“. On the Bookforum blog, yet! Her argument, such as it is—an argument that aspires to elevate personal limitations to educational policy—would clearly ban poetry from being taught as well. After all, the poor student might be confronted with a “metaphor to untangle.” Oh, Jaysus and all th’ saints save us from such a fate!
That said, her implication that literature, especially novels and poetry, are often badly taught is worth pondering. As a journalist, she might even want to follow up on it and see what facts she can find to support that notion….