Objectively Untrue: The Washington Post on Grammar Education

An occasional survey of things that are not so:

The Washington Post reported on Monday that under pressure from the new-form SAT, schools are reviving grammar instruction. Reporter Daniel de Vise explained:

Grammar lessons vanished from public schools in the 1970s, supplanted by a more holistic view of English instruction.

Objectively untrue! Formal grammar lessons, complete with sentence-diagramming exercises, survived in public schools through the end of the 1980s, at least.

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