The Teacher shared this Op-Ed The Medium is the Medium published this week by New York Times. David Brooks describes a reading program which sends children home for the summer with 12 books of their choosing and these students had "significantly higher reading scores than other students." Brooks digs into multiple studies which illustrate that "Internet culture may produce better conversationalists, but the literary culture still produces better students."
We have high hopes that Books for Walls Project may be the part of the solution, the balance, that Brooks describes:
"Already, more 'old-fashioned' outposts are opening up across the Web. It could be that the real debate will not be books versus the Internet but how to build an Internet counterculture that will better attract people to serious learning."
Take a moment and read the whole article --what do you think?