The fate of poetry in the school curriculum may seem like an odd subject for a Pioneer Institute report. But we are struck by the absence of comments on what constitutes literary study in the schools from organizations that might be expected to have a professional interest in the school curriculum (e.g., National Council of Teachers of English, International Reading Association, Association of Supervisors and Curriculum Developers) and from higher education sources that might be expected to have a discipline-based interest in the topic (e.g., American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Modern Language Association).
About Jamie Highfill
Jamie Highfill contributed a chapter, “Doing the Right Thing: Comedy and Political Satire in Grade 8,” to The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum, by Sandra Stotsky. From 2005 to 2012, she served as co-director of the Northwest Arkansas Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, at the University of Arkansas. She moved to northern Virginia at the end of the 2013 school year.