Thursday, 12 February 2009
"Our children won't succeed if they don't read books"
Author Frank Cottrell Boyce argues in the Sunday Times that, as more libraries close or spend more on computers than books, the next generation's future is put at risk. A Unesco report shows that reading for pleasure is the single best indicator of social mobility so, to give kids an edge, don't pay for expensive tutors - take them to the library instead. He makes many more good points about a subject he obviously feels passionate about, illustrated with examples from his own family life. It's well worth reading the whole article.