In response to Chris McGovern: China’s teachers expose the self-indulgence and sloppiness of our schools, Bugle wrote:
My father, who died recently, went to secondary school (not grammar) in East London and left at age 14. He wrote grammatical English with perfect spelling and could do mental arithmetic quicker than I can use a calculator. What he chiefly seemed to remember was the severe discipline. He was employed throughout his working life, never claimed benefits, never committed crime, and raised a family with one woman.