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Grammar Tests for British Children

The British government wants to introduce more formal grammar tests to schools in the UK. However this is being countered by the main teachers’ unions who say it is an attack on teachers.

The British government wants to introduce more formal grammar tests to schools in the UK. However this is being countered by the main teachers’ unions who say it is an attack on teachers.

Since the 1970s British schools have taught less grammar and concentrated more on getting children to produce creative writing and express themselves. However when children leave school they often lack basic skills and grammatical and punctuation mistakes are rife in business. Many business owners, in fact, have to give remedial classes to their employees to teach them the basics.

The full story is here in the Daily Telegraph.

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