Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Pupil Called Gangster

The bleak picture of London secondary-school life revealed in an internet blog by Katharine Birbalsingh, the teacher who became a star of the Conservative Party Conference with a speech about the chaos in the education system has been taken off-line but you can still find it in the Google cache if you happen to be interested

Oxford-educated Miss Birbalsingh, criticises the well meaning socialist experiment that has so badly damaged our education system and describes the ‘madness’ in her academy school, comparing it to the notorious prison Alcatraz because ‘none of the kids choose to go there’.

It's worth watching, as I know from both personal experience and from what teachers and lecturers have told me, that much of what she says rings uncomfortably true.

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