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Thread #106072 Message #2190977
Posted By: Backwoodsman
11-Nov-07 - 02:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
Subject: RE: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
"I've heard you say Backwoodsman before, give every teacher a cane and tell them to get on with it. But that won't work for a variety of reasons. There has been a sea change in peoples attitudes as to how children are disciplined and bottom line, the kids' parents pay your wages - without their support, the kind of iron fist regimes we lived with as kids can't be maintained."
Yep, you're right Al, and that's where it all went wrong. Too many interfering parents trying to tell professional educators how to do their job, too many possessive parents, obsessive about their 'perfect little angels', defending their kids' bad behaviour against teachers and wrecking teachers' careers because the teacher dared to challenge that perfect little angel's behaviour, too many barrack-room lawyers in the classroom spouting the "I know my rights, you can't punish me" drivel, too many kids waving their fists in teachers' faces and getting away with it - I could go on and on.
It's not Ofsted that's killing education, it's the liberalism and political-correctness of the past 30 years wot dun it in Guv.
But, as always, that's JMHO!