Friday, 10 June 2011

Edukashun! Edukashun! Edukashun!

The education of children is one of the most vital aspects of any thriving democracy. That is probably the reason that our education system has been under attack from a variety of socialist authorities for nigh on 40 years.

It has resulted in a nation of people with little or no general knowledge, poor handwriting, an inability to do mental arithmetic and a poor knowledge of their own language. In my latter days of employment within the Civil Service I witnessed departmental heads who could barely construct a sentence. The general standard is so weak that they have abandoned all entry or promotion exams and most annual reports come down to box ticking.

It therefore came as no surprise to me that our children have eventually had exam questions which could not be answered! You see proof reading is an art that has all but
vanished.  They have dumbed down the questions, manipulated the grades to such an extent that the young are just being mass educated. Many come out of university with the mandatory degree, heavily in debt and no skills worthy of employment.

If anyone attempts to improve standards then up jump the teaching unions spitting bile and fury so nothing ever changes. When are we going to get a politician with some integrity who has the guts to represent the children of this country? No doubt we will soon be facing the annual marking scandal and all the usual excuses for incompetence will once again be trotted out!

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