Class Struggle: 663

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Increasing learning time with free breakfasts

Some people think it's wrong to read at the table. The Mathews family has a different view. We talk to each other at meals if the mood strikes us. But much of the time, particularly at breakfast and lunch, we are looking at newspapers and magazines, and sometimes even books, while ingesting carbohydrates, fats and whatever else tastes good. I know, it sounds rude. But it is a habit that more Americans, particularly younger ones, should adopt.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 01/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)