Thursday, 9 September 2010

Montaigne, Grammar and Dangerously Dumbed-Down Britain

Reporter Tom Bateman spoke to the journalist and author Simon Heffer, who argues that most pupils have been left with "nothing but a random and often erroneous understanding of the components of language".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8983000/8983140.stm


"Should children be taught a comprehensive understanding of English grammar?" The Today Programme asks.

"The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar."

Only in Dangerously Dumbed-Down Britain is such an obvious question even asked, and discussed "seriously" by the supposedly most intelligent programme in the UK.

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