I heard a couple of really disheartening things for education and schools this week.
The obvious one is that the government would like to make its stats look better by incarcerating all students in schools or training to aged 18. 'tis a veritable joke idiot policy makers who all probably loved school! Its mean, its restrictive and it will drive more educators out! Have they not spoken to sixth form teachers who already are struggling with unmotivated year 12's and 13's... something which never happened 20 years ago.
The other was just a comment I heard on the radio. Some schools (all primaries in Cirencester in fact) have banned ball games in the playground for health and saftey reasons. Part of growing up is getting whacked in the face with one of those pimply footballs! Its character building! Its rubbish stupid paranoia like this which means we will continue to get our sporting arses whopped by a country with 8 million people! Its a b****y disgrace!