teaching grammar stops violence

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Sun Dec 17 05:06:26 UTC 2006

There's a new post on the Web of Language:  "Teaching grammar stops

"Teaching grammar stops violence.  French Minister of Education
Gilles de Robien insists that his new initiative to improve grammar
teaching in French schools will actually avert a repeat of the riots
that took place in the fall of 2005, when immigrant teenagers ran
through the streets night after night looting stores, attacking
police, and burning thousands of cars. ... "

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