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I do not think it would work. Manga are too difficult for kids to understand. Even the simplest looking ones have always some deeper meanings associated with the way our society works, or the way it should. Whenever I read a manga or watch an anime I had as a kid, I myself get frustrated at my previous lack of sensibility. Besides, you might not notice it anymore or forgot that you used to notice it, but Japanese's style of writing and American's are worlds apart. By reading manga's at an early age, these kids could get used to this style, and might even be drawn toward reading actual Japanese novels. This would, however, creates an issue once they reach high school and start writing essays. Also, I don't see government officials and board of educations accepting to use foreign books to teach children. It would lower their image as potential educators because the pubic would complain that they're not even smart enough to create their own study tools to teach their kids. I can already see the New York Times publishing a special review titled "ARE JAPAN'S SCHOOLS BETTER THAN OUR OWN?". Adding to it, these manga would compete with others domestic industries that published learning books for children. Here's another article for you, "JAPAN'S STEALING OUR JOBS." Moreover, it's too risky for a country too. What if those kids like these manga so much that they then all want to move to Japan then?. I'm pretty sure you can guess the third article. "WARNING! JAPAN IS STEALING OUR FUTURE." There're thousands of reasons why they'll never do it, but I guess the simplest one would be that like other books, the kids just won't read them.


Let's run through a few points, shall we? If you're the lazy TL;DR arsehole then the summary is in red.

"Foreign books". Explain Shakespeare then. He's from the UK (as am I) so therefore it's a foreign book because from the USA's point of view the UK is a foreign country because it isn't the USA. As I will say again, It's not my place to say how the USA is run because I am not from the USA, but I do believe that manga from an early age will teach us these "deeper meanings" and in the UK, most of the English GCSE exam is based on finding the deeper meaning about texts like in Shakespeare and Dickens. I know this is meant to be about the USA, but if we are talking about the UK, manga should ABSOLUTELY be in schools because of this focus in exams for deeper meanings. (TL;DR: I know this is meant to be from a USA perspective, but in the UK finding deeper meanings in texts is essential to the English exam so Manga is a good way to train us for that).

'I can already see the New York Times publishing a special review titled "ARE JAPAN'S SCHOOLS BETTER THAN OUR OWN?". ' I don't think you get Japan's education system either. They're better than both the USA and the UK because it is so competitive. Fuck me, the 1st of September is the most common day for teen suicide because of how competitive and rigorous school is there. (TL;DR: Japan's education system is so "good" because they drive teens to kill themselves with pressure)

'Here's another article for you, "JAPAN'S STEALING OUR JOBS." Moreover, it's too risky for a country too.' Maybe we can teach native English speakers to draw manga, then Japan would not be stealing the ONLY job they're stealing: Anime and Manga. Cars are another industry they are good at but the Germans do it better, so it's basically just Anime and Manga that they steal. (TL;DR: Japan is stealing fuck all jobs, all the other industries they are good at are either done better by other countries. Anime is the only job they steal)

"There're thousands of reasons why they'll never do it, but I guess the simplest one would be that like other books, the kids just won't read them." Manga is essentially a Japanese comic. Kids tend to love comics. They'll read Manga because it has pictures in and isn't a whole lot of words. This is essentially visual learning at its finest! (TL;DR: Manga has pictures. Kids love pictures. Don't give me the "Kids just won't read them." bollocks.)
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I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.
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I don't see why they shouldn't. When I was a kid they sold Calvin and Hobbes books at the fairs.

Those are some crazy opinions...
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I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.


Thank you. That is an awesome thing for you to do (teaching kids how to read) and I commend you for it! You sound awesome.
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Animentia wrote:

I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.


Thank you. That is an awesome thing for you to do (teaching kids how to read) and I commend you for it! You sound awesome.


Thanks! We had books for blind children but they had pictures in which was sad because the kids couldn't actually see the pictures
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Animentia wrote:

I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.


Thank you. That is an awesome thing for you to do (teaching kids how to read) and I commend you for it! You sound awesome.


Thanks! We had books for blind children but they had pictures in which was sad because the kids couldn't actually see the pictures


Pictures in a book for blind kids?!?!??!?!?!?! Are they that fucking dumb?
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Animentia wrote:


AbasedOtaku wrote:


Animentia wrote:

I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.


Thank you. That is an awesome thing for you to do (teaching kids how to read) and I commend you for it! You sound awesome.


Thanks! We had books for blind children but they had pictures in which was sad because the kids couldn't actually see the pictures


Pictures in a book for blind kids?!?!??!?!?!?! Are they that fucking dumb?



That's what I thought when I saw them! But I think sometimes if a kid isn't fully blind (just bad eyesight) they use them, cause there are a few types of blindness where someone can see things close to there eyes or they can see fuzzy shapes and stuff
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I think it would set a poor precedent. With our stagnant literacy rates, we should be encouraging kids to read as many actual books as possible these days.


Yes, I somewhat agree to an extent.

But if we get kids reading Manga, they will develop a love for reading since they will be enjoying books because Manga has pictures, and to quote from another point I made.


Kids love pictures
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AbasedOtaku wrote:


Animentia wrote:


AbasedOtaku wrote:


Animentia wrote:

I totally agree. I worked with young kids, teaching them how to read and they actually used the pictures to help them! Furthermore, manga is incredibly easy to read once you get used to reading it backwards.


Thank you. That is an awesome thing for you to do (teaching kids how to read) and I commend you for it! You sound awesome.


Thanks! We had books for blind children but they had pictures in which was sad because the kids couldn't actually see the pictures


Pictures in a book for blind kids?!?!??!?!?!?! Are they that fucking dumb?



That's what I thought when I saw them! But I think sometimes if a kid isn't fully blind (just bad eyesight) they use them, cause there are a few types of blindness where someone can see things close to there eyes or they can see fuzzy shapes and stuff


True. Have u seen the PM I sent. I also wrote in ur guestbook!
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Hummm.
Posted 4/15/16
They had manga and comic books in our school library if I remember correctly.
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Dude, totally Manga should be available but the really good stuff like maybe Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack? (I really like this series xD)
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I absolutely think they should include mange, the only potential problem I see, is that manga can very quickly get a little riskay. And we all know how much those U.S. School Censures don't like that stuff, well until you get to late middle school.
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I've lived in NYC,USA all my life and I've never heard of or experienced a "book fair" in or out of school. The libraries do have manga though.
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WELL I THINK THEY SHOULD!!!!!!!
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