Ancient Greek said to sharpen modern mind

Most teachers believe that Ancient Greek should be taught at all levels of junior high school to help students strengthen their knowledge of the modern language. According to the results of a study by the Pedagogic Institute, 79.7 percent of teachers said that Ancient Greek offers students a stronger grasp of Modern Greek and particularly helps those who go on to study physics and mathematics. Just over 68 percent replied that Ancient Greek also helps boost critical thinking and mental skills. The study questioned 350 junior high school teachers across Greece. Survey results indicate that teachers would like to boost their teaching hours - a request they have made in the past, without success.