Thursday, 26 February 2009
Education, Education, Education? Spin, Spin, Spin!
Government statistsics released today show that an astounding 63,000 school children are "missing" from school sessions on any given day. Of these, the unauthorised element is the highest ever recorded, with 1.01% of half-days missed last year - up from 1% in 2006/07, the Department for Children, Schools and Families figures showed. In other words, truancy is at record levels.
Yet what does the useless DCSF have to say about this scandal?
Children's minister Delyth Morgan said the figures showed that 70,000 more pupils were in school on an average day last year compared to 1996/97. So fucking what, there's been about 3 million immigrants let in since 1997, including loads of children.
"Overall, the latest statistics show that our drive to reduce absence, and particularly persistent absence, has been very successful and we are going to continue to build on this success."
Black is White and Red is No Colour At All.
Posted by Hacked Off at 14:45