Are you sitting comfortably? (via The Plastic Hippo)

The Plastic Hippo holds his anemometer up to the cold wind currently blowing through education in Walsall. It’s like the early eighties, all over again.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin. Once upon a time in a land far, far away, someone somewhere realised that the condition of school buildings in Britain was a national disgrace. A fairy godmother found a pot of gold and the plan was to make everyone live happily ever after. But the ogres, dragons and trolls have stolen the pot of gold and the lost boys will remain forever lost. The Education Reform Act of 1988, introduced by Kenneth Baker (remember him?), was a … Read More

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One Response to Are you sitting comfortably? (via The Plastic Hippo)

  1. Schwannschwein says:

    …and lo a man called Gove did come…..but the skies fell dark ….for poor little Michael had not been taught to read and write properly….and his work was full of mistakes…for his teachers had not taught him to communicate in clear English….and so it came to pass that when he said the schools would be built he did not mean this…so it came to pass that in Sandwell and throughout the land the people were misled…for Michael’s teachers had not taught him properly and his work was full of mistakes.

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