Sitting in class with my students as they are taking a written final on the Ray Bradbury novel, Fahrenheit 451, I got to thinking...(yes, dangerous, I know)
Why is it students have less respect for authority and education - what changed?
Do kids really use profane language like it's "normal" because that is what they hear at home?
When did reading and writing become so challenging that students refuse to answer questions that require a whole 2 paragraphs nor read a novel that is only 165 pages long (both true - and yes, I gave them 3 weeks to read the novel, supplied them with a study guide and overview, and then gave them the questions to the test before they took it!)?
5 years ago