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Friday, July 06, 2007

Educashun

EducashunNanny has still something of a chip on her shoulder when it comes to mixing money and educashun, money from the private sector is somewhat frowned upon.

How very silly of her.

Anyhoo, it came to pass that Goldman Sachs (the US investment bank) had offered £2M to sponsor a city academy in Tower Hamlets, London's poorest borough.

Can you guess what the good councillors of Tower Hamlets said?

Yes, that's right!

They said NO.

The Labour controlled council announced that it did not want the money, and claimed that it already offered "schools that parents want".

Clearly the councillors are not as aware of the "quality" of educashun in their "beloved" borough as they should be. Tower Hamlets GCSE results, including maths and English, are well below the national average.

Schools Minister Andrew Adonis said:

"I am deeply disappointed that Tower Hamlets

have turned down excellent offers of sponsorship

for academies, which is depriving young people

of fantastic opportunities which otherwise

would have been available to them
."

Lord Adonis forgets one important rule in the thinkinbg of councils such as Tower Hamlets, it's not the quality of educashun that matters but the politics!

Anyone care to tell me why councils such as Tower Hamlets should be allowed to exist???

5 comments:

  1. Ken asked:

    "Anyone care to tell me why councils such as Tower Hamlets should be allowed to exist???"

    As a warning to the rest of us?


    Grant

    (That said maybe if the momeny was on offer from an organisation other than Sacks of Gold ...)

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  2. The fact that GCSE results in Tower Hamlets are below average is probably a sign of two things; first, that the children still possess genuine intelligence, and secondly the teachers are doing nothing much to damage this.
    It's a win-win situation and perhaps the council is (misguidedly) right.

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  3. Lord Nungy7:23 PM

    Off topic but make you laugh

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,70131-1274085,00.html

    What's good for the goose? Typical politicians do what they want regardless of the laws that they pass.

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  4. grumpy8:34 PM

    How come this bloody government can force private citizens to do 'What's right for us', but they can't make Tower Hamlets council take the money?
    Could it be that they don't want the kids educated, just in case they suss the bastards out?

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  5. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Nannys job is to create and then perpetuate a permenant underclass so that Nanny and her welfare state
    cronies never have to be unemployed.

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