[LMB] OT: new book on how to raise book-loving kids

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 27 20:58:24 BST 2019

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 8:45 PM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> In my daydreams I see and hear a bunch of kids pounding on their desks and
> chanting "We want real stories! We want real stories!" instead of sitting,
> passive and sullen, while the teacher plods through Dumbed-Down Reader Book
> 4. Though these days, the "school resource officer" would probably drag
> them off in handcuffs.

I don't believe there was ever a time in which children rebelling en masse
would be tolerated.  Why would we expect children to demand real stories,
when they're punished whenever they demand *anything*?

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