Originally Posted by elemenoP
I had a boring, horrible Shakespeare professor and I hated Shakespeare for years.
I had a stupendously good teaching-award-winning Shakespeare professor, in a small seminar, and still don't like Shakespeare.
Originally Posted by steven522
Heck, school is what drove me deeper into reading.
Yep. I read novels hidden under the desk while teachers lectured.
It is up to the individual what if anything they want to read. What child A loves child B may hate. And I'm not sure there is any moral superiority associated with preferring books to films.
As far as I am concerned, school fiction reading assignments are only of value for fodder in teaching writing. The case is made outstandingly here:
The Writing Revolution