The first is to offer congratulations to those who got the grades they hoped for. Working as hard as many did in quite exceptional circumstances justified the results. No one would have wished these sixth form years on those getting results yesterday. I also think the absence of other opportunity is an obvious explanation for grade inflation that seems to have been ignored, but which I suspect very real. Work was the substitute activity of choice when there was not much else to do. I am inclined to believe these results more than most do.
So, clearly, we should close the schools, have 20 minutes a day on Zoom and education standards will soar.
He never does think through what he’s saying, does he?
As an aside, did the boarding schools close? Just a thought but I can imagine a certain pissedoffness among those paying £40k a year for Eton if the little bastards weren’t actually leaving the des res to go to Eton.
I have reflected this in my own teaching work at university, where I have resisted exam based appraisal.
Snigger, that would mean Spudnomics being marked up by someone who knows economics.
As education needs to be reappraised anyway, given the inevitable changes in the way that we live and the demise of so many supposed careers that is now inevitable in the face of climate change, what is the point in retaining the hierarchy that maintained them?
Sweet Jesu. Climate change means we don’t have to teach children to think.