Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins, journalist and author. He writes a column twice weekly for the Guardian and wee · wikipedia · twitter

Educated at:

St John's College · University of Oxford



Learning foreign languages at school disagreed by Simon Jenkins · 26 Aug 2017
Like the current zombie cult of maths, languages are beloved of reactionary educators for one reason: they are easy to test, quantify and regiment. They are the raw material for education’s new Holy Grail, the league table. Challenge the usefulness of such subjects, and teachers fall back on the medieval saw, that “they train the mind”. They used to say that of Latin – and corporal punishment. The... See More source
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