Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pretty Soon Everyone Will Want to Learn Latin!

Scotland's Education Minister Fiona Hyslop is calling for Latin to be reintroduced in Scottish schools, according to Scotland on Sunday (October 19,2008). The article indicates that there is a great deal of support for breathing new life into the Classics in Scotland, though there are the usual worries regarding funding and teacher preparation and availability. While many of the arguments are the usual utilitarian ones (grammar, literacy), Latinists will be happy to know that many of the educators and politicians are advocating Latin because it is interesting to young pupils!