Got your attention? :) What she actually said was to ban reading Shakespeare in class, and start taking kids to plays instead. I don't know that anybody here is going to disagree with that.
At least, not totally ;). I've always felt that people feel the need to take sides in the "see, don't read" war. In truth the answer can only ever be, both. If you see a live show of Hamlet once in your life and never think about it again, consider how little you really got out of it. You probably missed half the dialog. You certainly missed any bits that this particular interpretation chose to excise. And you're left thinking that Hamlet is a whiny git because this guy happened to play him that way.
See it, yes, *and* read it. Stop with the either/or nonsense. By seeing performance you are doing two things - you are getting closer to the source material, but you are also seeing one particular group's interpretation of that source material. Here's the beautiful thing -- every time you see it? The first bit remains the same, you get closer to the source material. But the second changes every time.
You know how else you can get close to the source material? Read it. :) As long as you understand that reading the text for yourself is just another tool in your arsenal, another step in your journey, then I don't see where all the hating comes from.