Friday, March 7, 2008

Jeanette Winterson Sounds Off on Literature in English Schools

Education in the UK must be almost as bad as it is here, according to an opinion piece in the Times Online.

At the heart of this nonsense is lack of belief. Literature, especially literature by foreigners, has the same status in the eyes of Labour reformers as train spotting. It is a harmless, unnecessary, slightly eccentric way to pass the time and has no relevance to the busy, self-important world of employment and money-making. [more...]
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