There is no more urgent proof of the need for urgent root and branch reform of the State Education system than the furore over Katharine Birbalsingh, the teacher who became a star of the Tory Party Conference with a speech about the chaos in the education system.
For daring to speak out she was forced to work from home and threatened with suspension by a head mistress with far too close connections to the Nuliebore Dream than is healthy.
It transpires Miss Birbalsingh has been writing a blog documenting the chaos that is life in a state secondary school in London.
Tellingly, one of the so-called school governors is shocked. School governor Musa Olaiwon said: ‘I am astonished and I can only think that she has a hidden agenda. It’s not a violent school.’
Excuse me, Musa Olaiwon, but what fucking planet are you from? Not a violent school?Police figures show there were 21 criminal allegations at the school in the past academic year, including five of actual bodily harm and a rape.