Summer Reading Programs: Teaching Kids To Hate Reading Since 1895

United States (FEE) – Libraries are ideal examples of local, self-directed learning hubs that support all members of a community in learning naturally, without coercion. Late-nineteenth century steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, who created many of the first public libraries, stated: “A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.” This is why I believe that their summer reading programs are beneath them. Teaching Kids to Hate Reading Library summer reading programs, while typically voluntary, follow a “schooling” model of education instead of the “learning” Read More

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