Provides suggestions as to how high school English teachers can more effectively teach reading and writing skills to their students. Briefly discusses Wertham and comics books, but mentions that Wertham has been discredited by other academics.
States that the public's reading tastes are changing as a result of newspaper coverage of the ongoing crisis. Some comic book publishers and distributors are choosing to self-censor, but this effort is not enough to protect children.
Features a scholarly source claiming that distinctions need to be made between good and bad comic books. While Richmond claims there is merit in the "good" ones, the bad ones are causing children to become violent.