The Importance Of Reading Fiction In School05:53

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A study from the Brookings Institution has found that American children are reading less fiction in school.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with University of Wisconsin-Madison education professor Gay Ivey about the importance of teaching fiction to kids, and what they learn from it that they can't get elsewhere.


  • Gay Ivey, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education.

This segment aired on December 22, 2015.

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