J.K. Rowling Schools Man On Twitter Who Claimed British Schools Are Under 'Strain' By Immigrants

The Harry Potter author just taught a journalist a big lesson when it comes to languages and immigration

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From defending a first-time author from mansplaining, and metaphorically destroying President Donald Trump with just six words, to taking down US Vice President Mike Pence's hateful rhetoric on social media, author J.K Rowling certainly knows how to stand up against injustice, armed with just a keyboard and Twitter account.

The Brit's latest Twitter grilling comes as a response to pro-Brexit columnist Andrew Pierce, who claims schools are under 'strain' because of children who speak English as a second or third language.

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Rowling - who was an English teacher in Portugal before dreaming up Harry Potter - responded to Pierce's tweet to point out that just because a child's first language isn't English, doesn't mean they aren't fluent.

As a result, other teachers chimed into the debate to point out that often children who aren't native English speakers have a better grasp of the language as they 'learn from the roots up'.

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Others took it further to say that children who speak English as a second language sometimes speak it better than English kids.

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But wait, it gets better.

Sam Freeman, executive director of Teach First, rolled up his sleeves and jumped straight into the argument with some helpful statistics to drive the teachers' point home.

In 2014, the Department for Education published a report that found primary school pupils whose first language wasn't English outperformed native speakers in central London for the first time ever.

In inner London, 83 per cent of children with English as an additional language achieved level four passes in reading, writing and maths, compared with just 81 per cent of native English speakers.

Would you care to make your argument again Andrew Pierce?

Yeah, we didn't think so.

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