If they can't be challenged by reading, how are they supposed to tackle tough questions in life?
From Homer to Tolkien, test your knowledge on literary classics new and old!
Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?
A new government report reveals that literacy and numeracy are plummeting in the land that gave us Shakespeare, Milton, and Austen.
A reading program for those interested in preserving Western tradition.
Is it simplicity or style?
The writer warned about the destructive force of demagoguery and unchecked rhetoric.
Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.
If you're seeking self improvement, there might be better places to look than Lindsay Lohan's new book.
Fantasy fiction is often pooh-poohed by academics and intellectuals, but it can whet the appetite for learning.
Charles Sykes, a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, says institutions of higher learning are coming apart.
It's a legitimate question.
A four-page memo shows how the college aims to create a more inclusive environment.
The French thinker encountered difficulties while reading, too.
Jay Mathews asserts that today’s Common Core writing standards bore students and discourage writing, and insists we must choose another way.
We read this tragedy through the emotion-obsessed eyes of Romanticism, a movement that did not emerge until 200 years after the play was written.
Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.
Our classrooms should be places where we push back against technology, against a life largely circumscribed by screens.
An observation from a well-respected professor and author.
Two hundred years ago, describing someone as ‘devouring’ a book would have been an act of moral censure.
Writer Joseph Pearce interviewed the Nobel Prize-winning writer before his death.
The poem presents a panoply of characters, all as vain as they are vacuous. Empty heads and empty hearts leading empty lives.
A historian explains the key markings of revolution. It’s a description worth reading.
The report was based on data from 9.8 million students.
How well do you know literature?
Here are five Mark Twain inspired tips for living a better life.
Is there a way for parents to encourage reading habits in children who may have learned to handle simple texts, but aren’t turning into avid readers?
Three pieces of writing advice from the “Leaves of Grass” poet.