The Right-Minded View On Education Reforms | A New Place Of Exile

I don’t see what people are objecting to, quite frankly. Ending the need for teachers to be qualified, removing local oversight of educational establishments, and allowing any local business with a bit of trade going spare to take governance of schools, all seems like a recipe for success to me. What could go wrong?

Under this commonsense scheme, all children will be taught the three R’s: namely, education, education, and education. Also, self-reliance. It is important to learn as early as possible in life that you can’t rely on others in this world. What use would free-school meals be, for instance, without possession of a sound digestive system in the first place?

Above all else, the government will deliver fairness to the tax-payer, by reducing expenditure on the unnecessary elements of education – such as books, paid staff, and lightbulbs (is it really necessary to have one in every classroom? There’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned candle, if you ask me).

Condemning the majority of Britain’s children to a sub-standard education is clearly a small price to pay for keeping the education budget lean and balanced. This is no more than commonsense; and I welcome the government’s bold step towards achieving this.

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5 thoughts on “The Right-Minded View On Education Reforms | A New Place Of Exile

  1. John Thurman

    who is paying. sorry but education has lagged behind the world for years. big thing about the spitfire and the merlin engine. it was all designed on a slide rule

  2. Terry Davies

    in reply think back to the dictstorship in the philipines. yes it still exists and its heading towsrds another Marcos headed administration.
    It was acheived because of education camps were created from a privatised right wing orientated curriculum.
    this has continued with corruption at all levels.
    same can happen in the UK with tories setting the curriculum and identifying the opposition before they leave the system.

  3. jeffrey davies

    i wonder who would run them of their favourite backhander companies atos serco maximus a4e oh dear all causing fraud in their their companies

  4. chriskitcher

    This is all part of a grand Tory plan. They know that faced with competition from other countries, notably China, Brazil, India and South America that it will be a race to the bottom as far as wages are concerned.

    In order to deflect criticism of themselves by an educated workforce there are deliberately making an uneducated workforce that will work for the customary “bowl of rice a day” and therefore vastly increase the profits for employers.

  5. David

    It’s a long, long time since there was a sensible initiative in education – one which took the needs of children in schools as the priority. The best we’ve had from the likes of Gove and the idiotic ‘Thicky’ Nicky Morgan was an attempt to introduce a study of Roman numerals in maths and reduce history to a study of “Our Island Story”, which would, I suppose, be a study of the empire and wars fought and won. The conservatives have for many decades tried to make education a political football: the only two conservatives in my lifetime who have had anything positive to contribute were R.A. Butler and Sir Edward Boyle The rest, almost to a man and woman, have been mischievous nonentities with over inflated ideas of their wisdom and importance.

    So, schools controlled from Whitehall? Of course, Whitehall knows so much more about what’s happening in a school in a northern suburb and the needs of the children and parents there. I suppose poorer areas don’t need the same quality of teachers as a well-heeled area in Surrey where they will be entitled to highly qualified school staff.
    In some northern suburbs where the level of parental education is often not very high, school governors provided a very useful service – this is to be withdrawn, even though the governors provided a free and often expert service.

    Time was, in a more idealistic age, where governments would actually commission a report into education if one was needed. I remember both the Hadow report and the Plowden report, both looked deeply into the processes of education, particularly how children learn. Gove and Morgan have neither knowledge or interest in how education works apart from making it a rather primitive test bed for their own pet theories and prejudices. What happened to pilot schemes where things could be tried out to see how effective or ineffective they were?

    I wonder, too, about the nature of teacher training. Do they still include courses on the sociology of education, the psychology and philosophy of education? Do students still get access to the latest thinking around the world? Does education try to help children grow into thoughtful, social people? Is teacher training actually focused on the process of how children learn?

    My heart sinks like lead when I think about the sheer stupidity of many members of this government. Eton and Oxbridge have taught them nothing about society.

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