Postscript

15th September 2000 at 01:00
FOR how much longer do we have to keep hearing that children's writing is not up to the standard of their reading? Of course it is not; most of what children read is written by adults, and the writing is written by children! It is the expectations that are wrong.

Do we worry or think it strange that people's ability to speak or write a foeign language is not so high as their ability to understand it? I am sure many of us this summer have travelled abroad and understood a little of what is said by people speaking languages which are unknown to us and which we certainly could not write. Is this not just normal?

Jenny Smith

Dauby Lane

Elvington

York


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