Why Teach English?

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In Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche explains to Mitch, “I was an English teacher. ….[my job] was to teach drugstore Romeos reverence for Hawthorne and Poe.  Granted that Hawthorne, and even Poe, might not on the list of people or things most needing reverence by high school students, what relevance/significance/importance does teaching have in today’s modern classroom?  I believe I have three answers to that question, and they are outlined in this video.  Click on the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4W0P8dYJr4

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 18:36

 

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