December 21, 2005

Back to back to basics in the UK

"Schools to adopt 'phonics' style of teaching reading". But not entirely back to basics, since the phonics the children will be taught is now known as "synthetic phonics." Apparently The Guardian has the same reservations about this newfangled lingo -- or perhaps the collective memory of its younger readers -- because it offers a primer on the subject.

Heavens, if phonics and grammar are both popular again, can Latin be far behind?!

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