Friday, February 23, 2007
What was it that our beloved leader once said?
"Educashun, educashun, educashun!"
Were we not to see some great revolution in the educashun of our children and young people?
Hmm, well it seems that there has been a revolution; but not maybe the sort that Nanny would have you believe.
It seems that educashunal standards are now so poor, that even students of media studies (that most "Mickey Mouse" of degrees) are having to be placed on remedial courses to improve their lousy English.
Lecturers at Kingston University have recently said that they are forced to give new students lessons in basic English.
Anna Kiernan, a lecturer, is quoted:
"Even with good grades, some students' English
is not up to standard when they arrive at university."
It seems that some institutions have been dumbing down their entry requirements, in order to help meet Nanny's target of putting 50% of young people in higher education by 2010.
At least this will keep the unemployment figures down!