June 8, 2005
Prince Prince attacks 'voguish' GCSE text message studies
Prince Charles told a gathering of teachers they were performing "daily miracles" in the classroom but the "voguish preoccupation" with making subjects relevant - including plans to allow children to study text messaging as part of GCSE English Studies - were damaging the prospects of future generations, reports The Guardian.
"Why ... has it been suggested in some quarters that people be asked to discuss the use of texting and instant messaging and whether such developments require a significant change to the teaching of English?" he wondered".
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