What To Read? (A Furious Schoolyard Debate)

Britain’s Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has been asked to review and update student reading lists. The “review of English teaching, English 21, launched by the poet laureate, Andrew Motion, has provoked an occasionally furious debate about the merits or otherwise of prescribing texts. Much to the QCA’s surprise, some teachers consulted are against the plan to give them more flexibility over choice of books.”