Quote Originally Posted by tandfman
Quote Originally Posted by tafnut
I teach 80 bright young minds. I did a survey at the beginning of the year, and FOUR (4!) regularly read the paper.
That's very depressing. I didn't think it was quite that bad. Just curious--do they think they're getting from other sources what they would get from reading the newspaper every day, or is it rather that they place little or no value on getting those things at all.

Quote Originally Posted by tafnut
I have been reading at least two papers a day (weekdays) since I was 11.
But when you were 11, there weren't a helluva lot of alternative information sources, and there certainly wasn't the Internet.
They seem reasonably well-informed. I'd guess from their conversations that it's pretty evenly split among TV, internet and talking with parents/peers. On the other hand, I used the phrase, "can't see the forest for the trees," and not one student in a section of 16 had ever heard it before. There are SO inundated with info on a daily basis, I think thet're learning to tune out much of what they're exposed to and not actively seeking out MORE info.