Teachers Unions Oppose Good Schools

Not just here, in the United Kingdom as well.

A common charge from academy critics—notably teachers’ unions—is that they practise selection on the sly by excluding difficult pupils. Early on, Paddington did expel some pupils from the old school, but now takes hard cases itself. At a morning meeting, staff discussed the progress of a new pupil rejected by all neighbouring schools: it went well, they agreed, considering it was his first day out of prison. Yet students feel safe. It’s better than primary school here, says a 12 year old: “People respect you.”

  • Kosh103

    Yet again I see WO commenting without knowledge.

    • Anonymous

       Yet again I see kosh trolling because he can’t do anything else.

      • Kosh103

        Oh thor, you know about as little has our dear host does.

    • http://votenz.blogspot.com/ Joel

      I don’t really see much comment from WhaleOil. Mostly a quote from a news article. From a fairly reputable source, at that. 

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. It is a quote, not a comment.
        Oh dear. Kosh the know-it-all “teacher” has failed.

      • Euan Rt

        I wonder if he is one of those teachers who warn, “read the exam paper through before starting to answer the questions”, and yet he spouts forth without even reading the post; please.

  • Anonymous

    Kosh, your constant argument is ht those without ‘knowledge’ shouldn’t comment on education. I assume that to mean that those who do not share your/the unions view are not qualified to comment. How about constructively trying to debate ‘your’ ideas.

    • Anonymous

      Standard procedure for kosh is to respond with snide snarky backhanded bitchy comments without contributing anything worthwhile reading. Just an ongoing source of misery, despair, negativity “LMAO/my my/typical right wngers etc etc”. It beggars beyond belief that a teacher cannot carry a debate and argue a point of view without trying to patronize /belittle/discredit the other person with no constructive input whatsoever. Occasionally he’ll wake up on the right side of the bed, but 0.5 times out of 10 it’ll be the usual snarky teenage girl attitude.

      • Anonymous

        “standard procedure” heh, just saw what I did there!

      • Anonymous

        Kosh is representative of many o. Teachers I have irked with over the years – their opinion is king. Rarely is there an evidence to support these opinions.

    • Kosh103

      Wrong again, just as you were the last time you commented to me in a thread.

    • Anonymous

      ” Nice to see the know nothings are in agreement with each other.”

      And that pretty much sums up what I’ve been talking about, fuck all to add, just snarky bitchiness.

      I’ll have a stroke the day he has something useful to contribute in a civil tone.

      • Kosh103

        Then you should have already had one. Several in fact.

        Not that you would admit it.

  • Kosh103

    Nice to see the know nothings are in agreement with each other. And I can see why paullepaul has the opinion he does.

    • Anonymous

      Elaborate

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