Get off your backside and do something about it

That was the
message from the chair of the Commons education select committee, Labour MP
Barry Sheerman. 

Mr Sheerman’s
remarks came following the unbelievable statement from Education Secretary Alan Johnson, who said the biggest reform of
England's exam system
for a generation “could go horribly wrong” and
that “new practical and academic Diplomas
could be seen as second-best”. 

Does this mean
that the Government have fiddled with the system just once too many times, that
trying to Europeanise our schools and colleges, so that graduates receive a
Dipl.Ing or Dipl.Eng diploma as they do right across Europe is one step too
far.

Head teachers put
to him their concerns about the planned Diplomas, warning there was a danger
they would be seen as lower status than GCSEs or A-levels at the ASCL
conference in
London

They also said
schools and colleges might have difficulties moving pupils around from site to
site, as the Diplomas would need to be run by consortiums of schools.

Where
the hell is the logic in losing half the learning day by moving kids around
from site to site. Where is the security for these children, who will be
responsible for their welfare while they are moving around from site to site,
and lower our standards, so that a NuLab/European ideology can be fulfilled. 

In
Education, just as in virtually everything else this country has to offer the
meddling by a series of second rate ministers is becoming endemic, and is now
the laughing stock of the rest of the world. Once we were the world leaders in
so much, but the best we can manage now is a titter.

Education,
education, education said Tony Blair in his manifesto a long, long time ago,
but all its been is Meddle, meddle, meddle. 

Now its time TO LEAVE THOSE KIDS ALONE.

 


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