Cultural Literacy Rant over at Excavating the Relic.
thought she made some very interesting points. I've always thought
that there's a powerful history component to high school English, but
it's definitely focused passing The Canon on to the next generation.
You get critical tools along the way, but it really leads you to believe
that those tools are only for use on The Canon. It wasn't till college
that I really learned a lot about how to approach any kind of
art/performance/media with an eye toward how it's constructed, and I
still wish I was better at it.