Debate: Non-fiction reading in schools
According to an article in Great Schools the hottest buzz word in education is "Non-Fiction". It states if you want to get your kids hooked on learning start them on non-fiction early. The movement is intent on reducing and/or eliminating the fiction books from the libraries and reading lists.
With the advent of STEM and core curriculums and reduction in the school budgets we are faced with the elemination of the Arts from the electives. If this trend continues and the elemination of the fiction books from the reading selection lists a return to the dark ages is in our future.
I have opinions on why this is taking place but will hold them in reserve.
Why would there be a movement against fiction books?
Where would the idea come from?