Monday, January 09, 2012

Part of the problem

Via Dim Post, John Key puts New Zealand writers in their place:

I have always believed we should enhance the literary skills of our young people and while our literary heroes may never challenge the glory and respect given to our All Blacks, we still need role models to inspire us.
The clear message? Literacy doesn't matter as much as sport.

Perhaps if our Prime Minister wasn't sending such messages, we wouldn't have such a problem with poor literacy in our society.