So, whinge, whine, peeps being unfair to the North:
‘Scallies with matching coldsores’? It’s time to stop sneering at northern towns
The media battering of the north of England, seen recently in Jack Hurley’s Rubbish Seaside posters, fosters shame and hopelessness in those growing up there. It needs to end
The poster series, actually in The Guardian itself, includes Exmouth, Southsea, Margate, Teignmouth, Brighton, Yarmouth, none of which are traditionally considered to be Northern towns.
Can these people actually read?
Rebecca Grant started her teaching career in Blackpool. She currently working on a PhD about educational disadvantage in Manchester, writing for Kick Down the Barriers in Blackburn and continues to teach in secondary schools. Charlotte Yates has worked in a number of roles in education and currently teaches English in a state secondary in the North West of England.
Does explain what’s wrong with the education system though.
BTW, the poster series is rather good.