Thursday, March 18, 2010

Friends of Classics

Following up on my posting on the teaching of classics, I note that Boris is going to launch a campaign to try and convince more schools to start teaching them.
Graeme Paton in the Telegraph is reporting that the charity 'Friends of Latin' have produced new research in which it has been found that 'pupils taught Latin and ancient Greek gained improved analytical skills and increased awareness of linguistic differences'.
You can read more about classics at the Friends of Classics website:
Nick Collins, also in the Telegraph, reports that the number of pupils gaining three A grades at A-level has doubled under Labour. There is a saying they have in Italy which goes: 'La somma dell'intelligenza sulla terra è costante, la populazione è in aumento', but some people are slightly less sceptical and have an alternative notion: they call it grade inflation.

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