Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Education, Education, Education - A Right Balls Up!

"Of course I have not dropped the ball, look!"

Some news stories around today about education.

1. According to figures from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, 10.3 per cent of school-leavers aged 16 to 18 were classed as Neets in 2008. This was up from 9.7 per cent in 2007 and 8.9 per cent a decade earlier.


2. Figures suggested 9.5 per cent of four- and five-year-olds missed out on their first choice primary school for September. A survey of local councils in England showed some 60,000 failed to get into their favoured reception class.

3. Ralph Tabberer, the Government's ex-director general of schools, said not enough emphasis had been placed on "scholarship, genuinely high quality study and its importance".

4. This was never going to be an easy year to win a place in higher education — there are more 18-year-olds than at any time for almost 20 years and more overseas applicants to compound the problem. But when the Government cut 5,000 places for this autumn, just as the recession was prompting record numbers of applications, a serious squeeze became inevitable.

No wonder Blinky wanted to slink away to number 11 Downing Strasse! The useless wanker is deep in the shit and knows it.

The Penguin

4 comments:

captainff said...

3. Ralph Tabberer, the Government's ex-director general of schools, said not enough emphasis had been placed on "scholarship, genuinely high quality study and its importance".

That's the wonder of performance related pay in action. Teachers focus their attention on getting average students over grade boundaries to ensure they get a decent pay rise rather than pushing the brightest, or the dimmest, to get them to perform.

Rightwinggit said...

Neets;
"Not currently engaged in Employment, Education or Training"

I had to Wiki that one.

wv= unroda, what a Japanese person calls a wanker?

North Northwester said...

OT I know, but I think you might want to publicize this.

http://my-own-doubts.blogspot.com/2009/06/hacking-iranian-government.html

Richard Dale is trying to help the Iranians crash government websites.

I hope you and your readers will take a look and maybe spread the word.

This is one in the server for Amahdidinnerjacket and his girl-hurting pig-fuckers.

Pardon my Spartan.

Captain Swing said...

Look at his eyes -he is clearly a fucking loony.