Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The fourth R

Today's Guardian has a mildly sceptical piece on the Lib Dems' 4Rs Commission:

Ironically, it seems the Lib Dems might have expressed themselves more clearly on this point.

It quotes Anne Karpf, the author of a recent book on The Human Voice. Her views are a more charitable version of my own:

"I'm all for people being helped to express themselves better ... but the idea that you teach it rather than encourage it I find slightly worrying. Soon we're going to have exams in it, which you'll be able to fail."

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