If I thought these morons (our unelected leadership, that is) were capable of actually making this work, it would be a pretty good move. However, it's the myopic leading the blind, I fear.
Years of successive incompetent idiots bumbling around, changing things (to justify their creative expense sheet entries, have left our education system the worst in Europe and, our young people are severely disadvantaged because of it. And, now, it is so broken that the only way to fix it is to throw it in the bin and start again. What the UK education system needs is a good stripping back to a more traditional curriculum. Media studies is not education, it's what I do for fun!
Teach these blank canvases the basics and they will be more able to cope with the other stuff. Show them passion in learning. Stop watering down the content. Make them want to learn more.
Bring back discipline in schools. This pinko-commie faggot, tree-hugging hippie crap needs to stop. Children need structure, discipline, and organisation, not bullshit, ineffectual platitudes, and ever-more ludicrous schemes.
"Violence is not the answer..."
Oh shut up, before I slap the taste out of your mouth. Kids to day are well acquainted with their rights and what can - or can't - be done to them. It appears that no one has explained to them that, with rights come responsibility and accountability.
"You shouldn't call them 'kids'. They're not baby goats. It's demeaning."
Someone, actually, once said that to me. I responded that they, obviously, had no lucid argument and were, unquestionably, educationally subnormal, incapable of forming a clear train of thought, without resorting to obfuscation and trivialities.
What some of these little darlings need (and a good few grown ups too) is a frank explanation of how to stop being a complete oxygen-thief. It is called a boundary. Kids test them. A slap on the arse is a way of marking it. Or, am I the only one who has noticed that since punishment in school was outlawed - by politically correct wasters who need a good slapping - discipline is non-existent and standards have plummeted. Oh, yeah, I forgot, the statistics tell another story... Yeah. We all know that the statistics are bullshit.
Deal with it!
Mark L Potts