Michael versus Michael on English grammar

There’s an interesting post on the Conservative Home website today.   Entitled “Reforming Education – more steps on a long, hard road”, its author, John Bald, looks at “Michael v Michael” or the disagreement between the Secretary of State for Education and writer Michael Rosen.

Michael Gove believes that primary school children should be taught standard English with a good understanding of English grammar.   Michael Rosen doesn’t.   He appears to think emphasis on grammar will stunt creative writing.

As one who was immensely proud of being able to analyse and parse at the age of nine, I’m with Mr Gove on this one.   Read the full story here



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