Readers of the Globe and Mail this morning will be interested in the
first letter to the editor. It outlines a parent's discussion with a
teacher about why students are not asked to memorize poetry, and
suggests that a rich memory is part of intellectual growth--even if
selecting acceptable poems would be difficult. It ends with a
graceful quotation from In Flanders Fields.
Thanks to Jamie MacKinnon of Ottawa for setting out these issues
University of Toronto