Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Start praying for good grades

One in five children leaves primary education without a proper grasp of the three Rs, the chief inspector of schools has warned.

Christine Gilbert unveiled a crackdown on under-performing schools as she delivered a stark warning that academic standards are "stalling".

She admitted her assessment clashed with ministers' who have boasted of steadily rising performance in schools.

She said it was "unacceptable" that 20 per cent of 11-year-olds lacked a basic mastery of English or maths - a failure toll that had barely improved during her tenure as chief inspector.

Standards are only going to get worse if the government go ahead with new proposals to fail schools if too many pupils are obese or bored with lessons.

Schools are already affected by red tape. Giving schools more targets to achieve will just mean that education will suffer and that is the last thing that should happen. Sometimes it seems politicians don’t have a brain but then again they probably don’t so it’s probably a good idea to get pupils to pray so they get good results. Only god can help them with this government.

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