Sit down, kids.
Reading Rainbow is over.
It’s a sad day (week or so) and a sad reminder on the state of true literacy in good ol’ America. It’s not enough to teach the A-B-Cs of how to read and write when no stupid American kid wants to read or write. They’re dumbing down everything, everything, everything.
True literacy includes the ability to understand deeper levels of meaning in all manner of written works (including academic) and concepts that aren’t so light that a cat’s sneeze would blow away the so-called plot. Honestly.
What made Reading Rainbow so good for a television show (there’s some irony in that) was that it taught kids like me to really embrace reading books. What do youths embrace now in this country?