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Reader’s comment: A Marxist hothouse


In response to Chris McGovern: Shocking example of the heads on the march,

A spy called April wrote:

I know several people (including a couple of teachers) who work in the education sector and they all say the same thing – there is a shocking waste of resources, manpower (if I am still allowed to use that term), and pathetic management linked to stupid ideology. They also say that political indoctrination is widespread, particularly in secondary schools. Everyone is expected to toe the leftist line and staff have to keep any rightish leanings to themselves or face bullying, harassment and even loss of their jobs. How did it come to this? How did we allow our once great education system to become a Marxist hothouse?

Another point that is regularly talked about is the role of parents in this debacle. A lot are aggressive, shouty and overbearing, unwilling to put any effort into teaching their children the rudiments of civilised behaviour, but fully aware of their ‘rights’, which is frustrating for staff who feel powerless and unable to mete out discipline. The culture of ‘all must have prizes’ has dumbed down intellectual ability, personal aspiration and devalued our examination system. No wonder a lot of youngsters are failed by the system. It is not preparing them adequately for the world of work and the often competitive environment within the workplace.

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