For those of you who have been following the controversy of the Wall Street Journal opinion piece that denounced summer reading lists, here's a brief update. It turns out that the piece was written by an intern with a personal agenda, and that the Professor quoted was mis-represented. You can read more at Paul Acampora's Live Journal site. Thanks to Leila at bookshelves of doom and Liz from A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy for the link.
Liz also has a very thoughtful write-up on her site about how to get kids to want to read the classics. Be sure to read the comments! Camille continued the topic over at Book Moot, too. Finally, Gail Gauthier has some comments on the original WSJ article, though it sounds like she finds the whole controversy tiresome.