Schools should teach about Scrooge, not act like him

In my most recent article at Intellectual Takeout, I discuss the fate of literature in many schools today:

Schools seem to be placing less and less emphasis on humanities in general and literature in particular. Quality literature seems to be increasingly restricted to classes for gifted and talented students, the imaginations of the rest of the student body being relegated to a lower priority.

I discuss several factors that are at the root of this problem: (more…)