aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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Pizza Hut is Satan

While I haven't willing eaten a Pizza Hut pizza in years (the last time was when I was stuck at an airport), it seems fairly sad that a group is picking on Pizza Hut's Book It program, which reaches 22 million kids a year and rewards readers with free pizzas

Critics say it promotes junk food consumption. Well, pizza isn't that bad, certainly far less bad than MickeyD's. Plus Pizza Hut has lower calorie and vegetarian options. The complainers also say it "undermines parents by positioning family visits to Pizza Hut as an integral component of raising literate children" which I find a streeeetch.

If they do away with this, will anything fill its place? I doubt it.

Do prizes motivate kids? For sure. My kid, who is a good reader, just read six different kinds of books to take part in a class party. The six including genres, like non-fiction historical, that kid normally wouldn't read. "The more kids see books as a way to get pizza or some other prize, the less interest they'll have in reading itself," Kohn, a former teacher, said in a telephone interview. "They tend to choose easier books to get through faster." Not for my kid. And at least kids are reading.

Read more here.

What do you think?



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