As soon as it hit the media the other day, Miriam Gross’s new report for the Centre for Policy Studies, ‘So why can’t they read’ sent one or two newspapers into a frenzy of breast beating, indignation and bewilderment over the scandalously high levels of illiteracy in London. In London? Well, the report is about… Continue reading So, why on earth can’t they read?
I don’t know what you think about Boris Johnson. Whether you like his politics or not though, you have to admit that he’s a fine journalist and that he’s very, very funny at times. He’s also been for I don’t know how long a tireless campaigner for encouraging the teaching of Latin and Greek in… Continue reading Boris blasts Balls, or et tu Boris
What is Boris Johnson’s answer to the problem of teaching children to read and spell? In an interview with Mary Wakefield in the Spectator this week, he was asked: You’ve said that the most important political issue facing Britain is that too many children leave school without the basics of reading, writing and maths. How… Continue reading Boris Johnson on reading