Originally Posted by fschmidt
Yes its not ideal but its a good idea. I think its important take a pro active role in educating their kids rather than leave it in the hands of the state. We all know what the state is capable of.
Syria, Gaza and the Criminalisation of Islam
I now understand why many Americans have a wary attitude towards state power.
This man was NOT popular with the teaching profession during his time but his predictions have been largely proven right.
Class War&' (2002) was Chris Woodhead's verdict on the systemic failures within the British Education system and a bold agenda for reform. 'A Desolation of Learning' is a retrospective on the 8 years since he resigned as Chief Inspector of Schools amidst a ﬂurry of controversy over his views on the importance of a strong and politically independent schools inspectorate. - Are our schools any better? - Have standards improved? - What are the key areas he would target for reform today?
Woodhead argues that the Labour administration has wrongly shaped expectations and policy based on a misguided and questionable vision of a social utopia and a misguided linking of educational attainment and economic well-being. Political pressure has resulted in the emasculation of organisations like OfSTED and the National College for School Leadership, whose remit is reduced to peddling ministerial enthusiasms.
Woodhead argues that we need: 1) independent school headteachers to assert their independence; 2) the Conservative party to ﬁnd its voice and generate momentum for change; 3) schools to be free of bureaucratic constraint, and parents to be empowered, via the implementation of a voucher scheme, so that a genuine educational market may be established in Britain.
Originally Posted by anatolian
Yes whats so hard about it? Its a parental responsiblity, better you teach it than some random stranger, there are plenty of good teaching materials out there. And what makes you think teachers can do a better job? (I remember it, one session and that was that, guess it could of been worse).
And no Id rather the state stay away from 'social engineering' for a glorious 'utopia' (now they want to target sex education at primary children) and instead focus on the job of governing.