Well 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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