Re: Read It and Weep

by Jason Fertig

Jane,

I’m torn on this one.  I wish students’ reading lists consisted of deeper material, but I can’t entirely refute using Covey – especially because I wrote about using that book in my leadership courses.

When my senior students read 7 Habits, many approach me with some form of “this is the first book they have read in a while.”  I don’t know how they got that far either; I have to take the small wins where I can.  It’s sad to admit that getting college seniors to read a book is a major accomplishment.

Students just don’t read today.  Some do, but not enough to refute the generalization.  To this current crop, why read when there is Google and Siri.

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