You Don’t Have To Be a Psychopath To Become A Schoolteacher But It Helps

Parents’ fury after children are banned from going to the toilet during lessons unless they have a sick note from their doctor

‘School chiefs have been blasted by parents after banning pupils from going to the toilet during lessons – even locking the doors during class times.

Parents of pupils at Auswicz and Buchenwald Westlands School and Sittingbourne Community College in Sittingbourne, Kent, were outraged to be told by Stromtroopers schoolteachers that their children could only go to the loo during lessons if they had a note from their doctor.

The two secondary schools, both part of the Swale Academies Trust, have a grand total of 2,700 pupils between them, with 1,600 at Westlands School and 1,100 at SCC.

School authorities say the only children allowed to go to the loo during lesson times are those who hand their teacher a note from their doctor with a ‘relevant medical condition’.’

Read more and support Little Nicky’s campaign to close ALL concentration camps state schools so that children have a chance of getting a decent education.

Continue reading about the schools in Sittingbourne

British University System Facing Collapse

Half of Britain’s 150 universities must close down if the system is to remain viable, according to a senior academic.

Sir Roderick Floud has proposed a plan for mass redundancies and closures to be adopted by the government in which he criticised the “messy, muddled non-system of higher education” as “inefficient” and in need of root-and-branch reform. Floud is the former head of Universities UK, an advocate for universities, and has run several universities.

“I believe that we have too many universities, that they are trying to do too many different things, and that the way we fund their research is fundamentally flawed,” Floud wrote in Times Higher Education. “We don’t need two or more universities in each of our major cities, glowering at each other and competing to attract the attentions of businesses and local authorities. Why does Leeds or Sheffield or Oxford, for example, need two vice-chancellors, registrars or groups of governors?

“In London, the situation is even more bizarre, with some 40 universities within the M25 [the London Orbital Motorway] and more arriving by the day. We have conservatoires and art colleges which could perfectly well be faculties of a larger university,” Floud continued. (Read all)

Yeah, well he has a point. How many PPE, Business Management and Psychology Graduates do we need? Apprenticeships in bricklaying, plastering, plumbing, joinery, car mechanics, engineering, electrical installations and so on would give people the prospect of earning a decent living.

And if we converted all the branches of the University of Usedtobeapoly back to local techs, people could do vocational training for proper jobs instead of taking joke degrees in things like janitorial services.

Busy Day, Here’s A Few Teasers

Education Is Out, Indoctrination Is In
This is about a teacher in america who has quit the profession in disgust at the way left wing indoctrination is replacing neutral education in schools. Many British teachers have said similar things and Daily stirrer occasional contributor Sally Redfern quit the teaching profession for the same reason.

Europe Kicks Monsantos Arse Over GMOs
While the politicians and bureaucrats are mad to push GMOs down our throats (literally) publich opinion hostile to Frankenstein Foods has pushed Monsanto out of Europe … for the present.

Forget Recession, US banks Post Record Profits
Do you feel the value of your savings has been eroded and the buying power of your earnings reduced by higher taxes and austerity measures governments have introduced to ‘save the economy.’Yeah but … we’re all in this together aren’t we and everybody is making sacrifices, you might well reply. Except we’re not all in it together, not everyone is …

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Education Needs Quality Not Quantity

It’s make-or-break time for education

The day is rapidly approaching when we must decide what we want from our schools, bright, self – confident, curious young people, or an elite of highy intelligent, highly focused, semi – autistic nerds and an army of unthinking automatons, the Epsilon semi morons of Aldous Huxley’s brave New World.

I came across a link on Scribd.com a few of days ago. It captures very well the state of education in many countries, where government schools providing free education are inadequate and quality of education is extremely poor.

In India, where the writer is based, the government is going berserk to enroll children in schools, push for ever improving examination pass rates and entry into higher education institutes. This has resulted, the article said, in quality suffering badly. According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012 published by Pratham, a non-government organization. The university enrollment rate has risen but so has the dropout rate. Over 75.2% of all children enrolled in Standard 5 in government schools could not do simple division problems.

And you thought it was just Britain or the USA (80% of my traffic is from those nations)where dumbing down is at the heart of education policy?

Really the focus is on the wrong end of the education system. People do not need a university degree to be a box schlepper or burger flipper but they do need basic literacy and numeracy skills and a cultural grounding to train for a practical trade, work in an office or shop or get a job in the service industries.

Primary education is vital for the inclusive economic well being of a country, and for the individual. If you haven’t got primary education because there were no schools or you went to a school that was more interested in teaching diversity awareness or civil rights studies you don’t have an initial platform to stand on. Primary education is the chief source of social mobility but it is increasingly inaccessible to astonishingly large proportion of the poor.

Education, one of the basic rights of an individual according to international law, has become a distant dream for many; “quality education” has become a niche product accessible only for an affluent elite. This has resulted in an extremely high skill deficit and the ridiculous stuation of nations like britain, Frane, USA and Canada having to import skilled labour, plumbers, electricians, engineering machine operators and so on, from developing nations, creating social malaise both in the developed nation that must support a growing pool of unemployed social science, media studies and graphic design graduates and the poor country that sees it’s economic future heading for the west.

The OECD projects that India will produce 24 million graduates by the end of this decade, however:

“… an earlier survey by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) found that only 39.5% of all graduates in India were viewed as employable
only 10% of graduates from business schools in India manage to get hired …”
A study by Aspiring Minds showed that India produces more than 500,000 engineering graduates a year, but barely 3% of an assessed 55,000 graduates were viewed as ready to be employed without extra training.

The problem is not just in India or developing countries; Harvard Business Review estimates that by 2020, the worldwide shortage of highly skilled, college-educated workers could reach 40 million.. “Even America is neither producing enough college graduates to sustain a robust workforce, nor fulfilling its national promise of economic opportunity for all,” writes Daniel Greenstein.

There are more young people in the world now than ever before, and most of them are concentrated in developing countries. The world only need so many ‘science’ graduates, the focus in education needs to switch to quality of basic education and skills training for youth that can lead to meaningful employment.

Two major steps are required:

Within the next decade all children in developed and developing nations should complete primary and lower secondary education which enables them to meet measurable learning standards and acquire relevant skills so they may become responsible, productive members of society.
Governments should conduct a skills survey and create a detailed estimate of the skills they require. Based on these needs, they should reconstruct education system to meet the needs of society and not the needs of academic and bureaucratic empire builders.

Public-private partnerships and participation of youth in policy decisions regarding education and skills development, the mantras of the left, are politically correct bollocks and should be forgotten. I totally disagree with education ‘expert’ Pauline Rose who writes that “Education needs its Bill Gates” As my title states “Education is about quality not quantity” and when academic elitists start eulogising people like Gates we should remind them that Microsoft was the corporation that made ‘not Fit For Purpose’ an acceptable level of quality for goods sold. Other lefties plead education needs funds and equality. Well so long as equality means equality of opportunity and not affirmative action to award qualifications on the basis of ethnicity, sexual orientation and home background, fine.

As for funds, I think of the intelligence to be found among people of my parents generation, those born between World War 1 and world War 2. Many of them left school at 14 or 15, having studied in poorly equipped classrooms with few trendy, politically correct teaching aids and often a shortage of text books, few went on to attend university, yet it was their generation that gave us the great advances in health, technology, living standards and workplace conditions. A look at the wold now, with its emphasis on examination statistics, targets and league tables for school results, and it’s output of semi – literate idiots suggests the more we spend on education the less education pupils get.

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Dumbing Down The Unversities

Latest plans put forward by elitist lefties to make university access ‘more equal’ can only lead to higher education being dumbed down as skin colour, sexuality or being from a single parent family will count for more than intelligence.

The only criteria for getting into University should be excellence and for 5o years now being working class has not stopped anyone. Being to intelligent to waste three years of their youth acquiring a shitload of useless book learning only to emerge a pompous idiot might have but that’s a different matter.

The Tories might be elitists but at least they don’t lie about it.

Little Nicky is not against university education but nobody should go into it until they have spent ten years in the workplace. By that time we should all have gained enough life experience to know university professor are modern society’s equivalent of village idiots.

Left elite’s determination to dumb down now bars bright pupils from University

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Tuck Off Control Freak Food Fascists

Hold the front page! Mobilise the army! Demand an emergency debate in parliament! It has just been revealed that children are still able to buy sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks in some schools! Something must be done… Yes, as revealed on last night’s edition of the Channel 4 current-affairs series Dispatches, titled ‘The School Dinner Scandal’, not-very-healthy food is available in the tuck shops of some schools. Now those old enough to remember Billy Bunter will know that in times gone by children lived on unhealthy food and it did us no harm.

Dispatches asked both local-authority schools and …

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British Education Failing British Children

Bit of a cock up here, I should have posted this yesterday but put it in Boggart Blog by mistake.
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As a row brewed over the immigration issue which was the number one priority in the minds of voters at the last election but was kept out of the campaign by the cosy consensus of politically correct wusses who have wormed their way to positions of power in the education establishment read what the Daily Stirrer’s education expert Xavier Connolly has to say on the topic. British School Leavers Can’t Read Or Write Well Enough