Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.
And is it a blessing or a curse?
Should these comparisons cause us to reconsider the books today's high school students read?
A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.
Do you recognize the most important dates and events in Western Civilization?
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find hard evidence that millions are not being challenged in school.
'Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to the small poor child that I was...none of this would have happened.'
They offer a lot more wisdom than today's platitudes.
There is a reason students are turning their backs on the Humanities.
A surge in advanced placement courses suggests many students want to be challenged.
The relativism among those who teach the humanities places a cognitive abyss between the subjects being taught and the people teaching them.
If Americans continue to avoid reading, will our nation be filled with people ill-equipped and unprepared to lead the next generation?
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.