Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Tuesday, May 08, 2007


EducashunNanny's approach to child "discipline" has always been a tad schizophrenic. On the one hand she is a strong advocate of ASBO's etc for all manner of offences (ranging from vandalism, to simply kicking a football around in the street), yet on the other hand she strongly disapproves of parents or teachers administering anything resembling a cuff round the back of the head etc.

It is hardly surprising then that children grow up confused and aggressive, they have no boundaries and are given the impression that the teachers/parents are a soft touch.

Nanny has recently added to this confusion, by issuing new guidance on school discipline. This "guidance" advises teachers against repeatedly praising only "the same good pupils", er isn't that called encouragement?.

Nanny has a "brilliant solution" to this evil encouragement of good pupils, she suggests that rewards also be given to persistent miscreants who show an improvement in matter how small.

Coming soon, "good news" postcards:

"Little Johnny did not swear at teacher today...hoorah!"

According to Nanny:

"This can help improve relations with parents

who have become tired of receiving letters

and phone calls when things go wrong

What about the teachers who are "tired" of being on the receiving end of all of that shit?

By the way folks, teachers are now expected to take account of race/culture when giving a telling off. Seemingly, if you come from a "loud" culture, then it's alright to be a loud git.

Th concept of integration (where people integrate into the British culture) hasn't quite reached Nanny yet, has it? It seems that the British culture must adapt to others.

Nanny emphasises that teachers should understand the importance of showing respect to children from racial or religious backgrounds, for whom public humiliation is seen as particularly shameful.

Errmmm again, this shows a remarkable misunderstanding of how children function. Humiliation is the most effective means of controlling badly behaved children, by forcing them to act within limits set by the cultural/social norms of their peer groups and society.

Nanny's guidance is, without a doubt, a recipe for disaster.


  1. I do remember reading, perhaps on this site, about an educational policy meant to respect the tender sensibilities of Nanny's sometimes less-than-well-brought-up charges.

    The "thinking" went that, since students curse in class continuously, it would be demotivating to continuously chastise them for their use of colorful language.

    The teacher, therefore, was expected to keep a running tally of how many times each student had used certain swear words in class. Then, after the fifth or sixth time that little Johnny said "Fuck off, Cunt" (to the teacher no doubt), he would receive a very thorough finger wagging, followed by . . . followed by fuck all.

    The people who come up with these ideas are inept, if not insane.

    Eventually, it will dawn on even the more thick-skulled former students that not knowing how to do anything guarantees one a lifetime of poverty and boredom, but by then, they will be well into in middle age, and the bureacrats who dreamed up these lovely schemes will be comfortably retired, or dead.

  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Another pile of bollucks from our leftist scum administration. Another reason why I admire Australia. If you don't want to integrate into Australian culture, you'll soon be told to f*** off by the locals.

    I feel so sorry for my friends who are good secondary school teachers.

  3. If I was a parent I'd soon get tired of hearing about misbehaviour.
    I'm not here to do their job for them, I don't think they should have a job if it comes at the point of a gun, and I think that they deserve everything they get for giving innocents a life-tarriff with hard labour.

  4. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Reminds me that a couple years ago there was an article in a Sunday paper by a parent whose junior school-aged son had started exhibiting behavioural problems. Parents called into school to get to the bottom of it. Little Johnny questioned. Turned out that sticker charts had been started for the "bad" kids at the school ... any slight improvement in behaviour and they got lots of attention and a sticker. The other kids weren't getting any of the attention or any stickers. This kid decided he wanted some, and the only way to get it was to exhibit the required behaviour problems.

    The damage is often done before secondary school.