The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #161902   Message #3851160
Posted By: Jim Carroll
19-Apr-17 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Choice of education
Subject: RE: BS: Choice of education
"But people on Benefits or rather badly off don't have any choice at all do they? "
I dip int Tarrant's 'Millionaire' when there's nothing else on television, and am astounded at the constant stream of contestants who wish to win something to pay their or their children's education debts.
The "leftie" dream of free education for all is long gone.
Just before I left school (Secondary Modern), I was late for a maths class because a music teacher had kept kept me behind to explain something I was having problems with
The irate maths teacher asked my "what do you wish to do when you leave, sing in the streets?"
He went on, "all you need to be able to do when you leave here is tot up your wage packet at the end of the week".
It seems we are back to that philosophy again.
Jim Carroll