Chris Meade at if:book provides a nice reminder of the need to be vigilant about literacy assessments. Who’s reading and how well is always a question, but it’s one brick on the pile. While I maintain just a few glances in the direction of large reports on literacy, such as those published by the NEA, a more interesting question remains: what is the context of reading?
To define reading outside of specific or valid situations is like trying to define technology. You may guess at the size of an auditorium with a mask on, sure go for it. As we’ve just moved on from Milton, I’m reminded of the importance of intense scrutiny of all objects, and that all objects and ideas are opportunities for that scrutiny.
Are more people writing these days?