teaching grammar stops violence

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Dec 17 18:12:17 UTC 2006

TRhe link takes me to Dennis's web site, which is cool. But the story he 
references is not there. (?)

In a message dated 12/17/06 12:06:53 AM, debaron at UIUC.EDU writes:

> There's a new post on the Web of Language:  "Teaching grammar stops
> violence."
> "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. ... "
> read more about it on the Web of Language
> or click on
> http://webtools.uiuc.edu/blog/view?blogId=25
> Dennis

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