By Covey Son, Star Tribune
“Year after year, Matt Hardy struggled to spark an itch for writing in his students.
His fourth-graders in Eden Prairie thought it was a “boring and contrived” task. They didn’t see a point, Hardy said, to inscribe something only he, and maybe the class, would ever read. He wanted a space where students could share their work to an audience. But to throw a child’s writing up online and open the floodgates? That seemed too dangerous.”