Sunday, November 11 2012, 11:02AM
“When writing about education please remember to use a dictionary.”
Wednesday, November 14 2012, 11:23AM
“You are talking a lot of nonsense, but I guess we can both agree that your education must have been very poor.”
Sunday, November 18 2012, 12:10PM
“Answer to this one is 'Money' - and if you think that by standardising education will equalise things, the doting 'loaded' parents will splash out on private tuition for their little darlings.I am guessing your problem is with the political class that has evolved in recent times - something that has always been present but now appears to be the only pre-requisite for taking public office.”
Saturday, November 24 2012, 3:29PM
“If you had shown the aptitude at school you would have passed the eleven plus and gone to a grammar school, at any school children are sorted into groups according to ability. Why? well if you put the less able into a class room with the quicker learners than either one group is being held back or the other group is being left behind. The less able ones are likely to become distracted and rowdy therefore the teachers then have to spend valuable teaching time trying to control the rowdy children to the detriment of the rest of the class. In a perfect world everyone would get the same education but we live in a far from perfect world, in the same way in a perfect world all children would love school and would sit attentively and study hard, which as I'm sure you know is not the case. Most children in public schools are given equal opportunities to recieve a good education but as they say you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink.Private education is mostly down to the wealth of the parents but does not guarentee a good education unless the child works hard. Some parents will work very hard at normal jobs and forfiet other things such as nice cars and holiday to give their child the chance of a better education. Scolarships are available sometimes to enable certain children to gain entrance to private schools, for example very good swimmers can get a scholarship at Kelly College in Tavistock, Tom Daley at Plymouth College probably is exempt from fees, they may not always benefit from the better standard of education but they will improve the schools sporting prowess.”
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