No, it’s not racist to teach kids to speak properly

Woke academics think standard English is a tool of racial oppression, argues the Education Forum’s Gareth Sturdy in Spiked…

“…The main problem with this approach is that it assumes learning to write or speak correctly can only be negative. And that certain children will encounter the demand to write or speak correctly as an insurmountable burden or barrier.

This is nonsense. Common standards for spoken and written language may well be somewhat arbitrary. And they can be used in a prejudicial way. But they need not be. Shared ways of speaking and writing express a shared way of life. A standard way of communicating has the best chance of being clearly understood by the greatest number of people, most of the time…”

Read the full article on Spiked.