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Monday, January 05, 2009

Educashun - Nanny Bans Schools

EducashunWell the New Year has started with something of a "bang", thanks to Nanny's latest pronouncement wrt educashun.

Those of you with long memories may well recall our "beloved" ex PM, Tony Bliar, stating that "educashun, educashun, educashun" was ZaNuLabour's top priority.

Well folks, Nanny has finally lived up to her promise. Fearful that the word "school" alienates pupils and prevents them from learning, Nanny has banned it and instead wants "schools" to be called "learning centres" or some other pc bollocks name.

FYI, the rot started when Nanny decreed that all polytechnics were in fact "universities".....we all believe that, don't we children???

Anyhoo, I digress, Watercliffe Meadow Primary in Sheffield has adopted the new phraseology.

Linda Kingdon, the head teacher, said that the change would bring the school (sorry "place of learning") closer to real life.


I guess on the planet where she lives that may be true, but here on earth that is complete BS.

Here are the words of "wisdom" from Kingdon (who Nanny would have us believe is an "educator"):

"This is Watercliffe Meadow, a place for learning. One reason was many of the parents of the children here had very negative connotations of school.

Instead, we want this to a be a place for family learning, where anyone can come. We were able to start from scratch and create a new type of learning experience. There are no whistles or bells or locked doors. We wanted to deinstitutionalise the place and bring the school closer to real life

Dear oh dear, are people like this really allowed to be near children?

Quite how a laissez faire "learning centre" will prepare children for the adult working world of punch cards, monotony, commuting timetables (I know they don't reflect reality) and drudgery I don't know.

I wonder when Nanny will tell the poor little sods in her educashunal system that many of them ain't got no future, and that Nanny won't be able to afford to wipe their bottoms in the future?

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  1. Anonymous12:18 PM

    Harf of de lickle jonhees und jains carnt evun reed und rite wen dey leev skool sew how cun we expekt dem to no de diference btween de wurds skool und lurnin senter.

  2. Ken wrote:

    "I wonder when Nanny will tell the poor little sods in her educashunal system that many of them ain't got no future, and that Nanny won't be able to afford to wipe their bottoms in the future?"

    The short answer is 'Never'. They will leave school unprepared and un-educated and Nanny will then lavish all sorts of benefits upon them as they sit in their tax payer funded council house with their tax payer funded 42" TV, warmed by heating high enough to cause global warming by itself funded by guess who. They won't need to work just so long as they keep popping out illegitimate children and reaping the rewards for doing so whilst the rest of us who are educated go through the drudge and monotony of the daily commute, the grind of work and the utter depression as we realise we are paying for the legions of illiterate uneducated scum that Nanny is hell bent on creating to ensure captive voters reliant on her handouts.

  3. Kaptain...the money simply isn't there any more to support the system that ZaNuLabour would have us believe is our "right".

    In the short term they will try to keep it going, but in the medium term the long suffering tax payers will simply stop funding it (they can't afford it themselves).

    The fallout will be messy and unpleasant, ZaNuLabour will be kicked out of office against a background of massive public sector strikes and public disorder (The "Winter of Discontent" will look like springtime in comparison with what is coming).

    I hope that the Tories are strong enough to take on the challenge, if they are not we will find ourselves governed by a rag bag collection of bigotted zealots, racists and people with swivel eyes all of whom have their own agenda (none of which will be good for democracy or the country).

    We are on the edge of the abyss, how we as a nation handle this and seek to resolve this will depend on our character and wisdom.

  4. Good God!
    The woman can't even follow her own diktat!!!
    She calls it SCHOOL in her last sentence.
    God save us from these PC pillocks.

  5. I think it was Orwell who said that not only had he never heard of Classical languages being taught in a school free of corporal punishment, he doubted that they COULD be taught in a school without corporal punishment! Maybe they should have changed the name from "corporal punsihment" to "learning enhancement" and the kids would have eaten it up.

  6. Anonymous6:48 PM

    Further to Kaptain and Ken's comments, perhaps another scenario would be state-controlled manufacturing (presumably this is how communist regimes raised revenue?) although HMG would have to engineer us back to a manufacturing economy but, there again, you don't need a literate and educated workforce - in fact the less educated, the better!

    I could also foresee the day when HMG will turn its attention to justifying euthanasia and legislating in favour of it.


  7. Lord of Atlantis10:20 AM

    We don't need no education,
    We don't need no thought control,
    No dark sarcasm in the classroom,
    Nanny leave us kids alone!

    Hey, Nanny, Leave us kids alone! All in all we're just another brick in the wall. All in all we're just another brick in the wall.

    (With apologies to Pink Floyd)

  8. It's all right. I've disowned my old school and wish for Newbury to be nuked off the face of the earth because they are shutting down the institution completely, knocking down two several-century-old buildings 'just because', building flats on the site of one and converting the remains of the other, playing field and all, into some kind of bullshit 'eco-school'. I officially no longer give a crap about what they do to St. Barts; because it will forever be in my mind that it still exists as is.