The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0439  Friday, 23 February 2001

From:           Jack Heller <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Thursday, 22 Feb 2001 21:07:52 -0500
Subject: 12.0428 Bard Bade Goodbye
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0428 Bard Bade Goodbye

>The plan would take effect next year. Besides removing the requirement
>that students study two plays by Shakespeare, the proposals also drop
>two lists of major writers of fiction and poetry published before 1914,
>included as "examples of the English literary heritage."
>There is also a new emphasis on "drama," which English teachers take to
>mean contemporary films and videos, and no mention of poetry. The
>advisory group, which describes its mission as "promoting quality and
>coherence in education and training, in the  interests of individuals,
>the economy and society," refused to discuss the proposals.

Could the reason for their refusal to discuss the proposals be that they
are essentially indefensible? Promoting quality, my ass.

Jack Heller

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