Teaching a Love of Reading

By Ben Bleckley
“It looks as though school, no matter the age or nation, has had only one role. And that’s to teach the mastery of technique and critical commentary and to cut off spontaneous contract with books by discouraging the pleasure of reading. It’s written in stone in every land: pleasure has no […]

Is This Our Sputnik?

In 1957, Russia’s launch of the Sputnik satellite was a shock to the American psyche.
To that point, we were sure that the U.S. held a technological edge over the rest of the world. Congresswoman Luce described Sputnik’s beeps as “an intercontinental outer-space raspberry to a decade of American pretensions that the American way […]

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