Monday, 7 April 2008

Stable doors and bolting horses

Tories outline rowdy pupils plan, the BBC informs us.

David Cameron proposes to "ban classroom troublemakers and give powers to protect teachers".

Another gimmicky announcement not properly thought through. The general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders [sic] explains, lower down in the BBC piece, why it will just make matters worse.

Anyway, it is much too late to do anything about this. Where obedience and discipline and respect for authority in schools are concerned, the pass was sold at least 25 years ago.

Yes, I'm mostly a lefty but I am a bit right-wing on this issue.

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