Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New York Times Article About Scholastic Bookclubs

Today's (Feb. 10) New York Times had an interesting article about the Scholastic book clubs and their book to merchandise ratio.

Since there may be people reading this blog who might be interested, here's the link.

I'm not taking sides on this one. I don't particularly hold to the books as sacred artifacts concept, but on the other hand, kids are inundated with enough junk, and probably don't need their schools to serve as conduits for more.

But mostly I'm writing all this to keep from getting to work!


Becky said...

Thanks for pointing this article out, I've written up my thoughts on the issue here.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Becky-

That was a great essay. Thank you for providing the link.

Hall Monitor said...

This story made http://detentionslip.org ! Check it out for all the crazy headlines from our schools.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Happy school day Hall Monitor-

Thank you for the link to detentionship.org. I'd never heard of it, but it's a great site, full of articles that make me even more glad I no longer go to school!