Nanny's special little pet, Ed Balls (Schools Secretary), is living up to his name by recently spouting complete shite.
In his view, and this is the most amazing piece of Big Brother "double speak" that I have read in a long while, grammar schools damage educational standards.
Just think about that for minute.
Balls is saying that by trying to turn out well educated pupils, grammar schools are damaging educational standards.
What kind of standards is Nanny setting herself?
Nanny and Balls have a priority to "improve" the quality of educashun in their state run schools. Fair enough, and quite correct.
Now you and I would do this by improving the quality of educashun, teaching and stretching the pupils.
Not so under the Balls "vision". His method is simple, ensure that the most gifted children are not syphoned off by grammar schools, that way the average performance of the state school will rise by default; even if it means that those who are bright will be held back by the slowest in the class.
A great way to run an education system, and a very regressive step back to the old Labour policy of class war and envy.
Balls went on to say that the system left secondary modern pupils feeling as if they were failures. Wee all fail at some stage in life, those who survive are those who pick themselves up and try again. Nanny would have us collapse in crumpled heap on the floor in self pity and self loathing, never to try again.
Balls stated in black and white:
"Let me make it clear that I don't like selection. We don't support new grammar schools.
Overall, secondary moderns are around twice as likely to be below the 30 per cent benchmark than the average school. I've heard first-hand how some of the young people starting in these schools feel on day one that they have already failed."
This is the politics of division and envy, something that Labour should have abandoned decades ago.
Balls would do well to remember that those who are often most disruptive in class, are those who are not being stretched or challenged by the system. Grammar schools offer an opportunity for stretching bright pupils, Nanny should not try to deny them that opportunity.
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