Compare the Goals of English Classes in 1912 to Today’s if You Want to Understand Why Literacy Is Plummeting

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(From intellectualtakeout.org):

By Annie Holmquist

I recently spent an evening with a group of college students. Like most young people their age, they were engaged in their studies and eager to share about semesters spent abroad and future plans.

But then the topic changed. Instead of talking about pop culture or other common subjects, these young people started discussing… their favorite Shakespeare plays. And not just Romeo and Juliet, either. We’re talking lesser-known ones like Henry IV (part one and two) Julius Caesar, and others. Clearly, these students had received a well-rounded education, not only in college, but in high school as well.  CONTINUE READING HERE

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