Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Comics in the classroom: The Christian Science Monitor reports on the increasing popularity of graphic novels in classrooms, where many teachers are turning to them to engage reluctant adolescent readers. Of course, some educators don't think that's necessarily a good thing:

"Once kids know how to read, there is no good reason to continue to use dumbed-down materials. They should be able to read poems, novels, essays, books that inform them, enlighten them, broaden their horizons."

Because, you know, all graphic novels are "dumbed down."