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Speling? who nieds itt?
A British school is moving closer to all kids' dreams of having soda run through the drinking fountains and no homework ever. Ever![The BBC reports] that the Whitminster Endowed Church of England Primary, [near Stroud, in Central England,] is doing away with spelling homework, saying children found it to be "unnecessarily distressing."According to the BBC story, Gloucestershire County Council's head of school improvement Karen Charters said: 'It is entirely for the school to decide if they wish to use spelling lists.'It is important that we recognise the strengths a variety of approaches can bring.'"What's next? A moratorium on math?! : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/7648274.stm : http://maps.google.com/maps?q=stroud,... : http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2008/10/02/worlds-smallest-violin.jpg