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Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

posted 11 Mar 2021 22:33, edited 11 Mar 2021 22:33

R wrote:
Rez wrote: Something really depressing about the implication that if you don't have enough £££ for your kid to go private, it's cause you didn't work hard enough or want to give your kid the best.

complete bollocks here

R would love to know why you don't think you're saying that! Seems me questioning your thinking like that has annoyed you but to me it doesn't seem inconsistent with what you believe at all.
YLAup
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5628 posts since 5/9/11

11 Mar 2021 22:34
There's too many sociological factors when considering quality of schooling. It's well known that the problems 'some' struggling schools in urban areas have, are compounded both by a general lack of engagement/class disruption and by the fact that many don't have the support from their parents, which is key. It tends to be less about quality of teachers (certainly when compared to the Catholic nun teachers of the 1960s that my parents had) and the unreasonable expectation of them of controlling an already disruptive classroom.

A few good students will transcend this situation and still come out well, but the question remains as to whether they could have done even better with more engaged peers, whether that be in a fee paying setting or not.
R
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13276 posts since 17/5/03

11 Mar 2021 22:49
Rez wrote:
R wrote:
Rez wrote: Something really depressing about the implication that if you don't have enough £££ for your kid to go private, it's cause you didn't work hard enough or want to give your kid the best.

complete bollocks here

R would love to know why you don't think you're saying that! Seems me questioning your thinking like that has annoyed you but to me it doesn't seem inconsistent with what you believe at all.

already addressed this and will not be again. try reading.
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

11 Mar 2021 23:06
It's that kind of over confidence in your critical thinking skills that you can only get instilled in you in private education Laughing out loud
R
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13276 posts since 17/5/03

posted 11 Mar 2021 23:12, edited 11 Mar 2021 23:12
I was really referring to two words, which you seemed to miss, either intentionally or through lack of attention. Does a state education prohibit you from learning to read and also attempt to create a false narrative?
-DiscoTits-
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920 posts since 26/11/07

11 Mar 2021 23:14
Obviously his private education didn't really bode well for his writing skills. Lower-case letters at the beginning of his sentences and after his punctuation. Roll Eyes
R
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13276 posts since 17/5/03

11 Mar 2021 23:17
Laughing out loud
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

posted 11 Mar 2021 23:21, edited 11 Mar 2021 23:21
'everything I disagree with is communism'

'some people are bred better than others'

'a family selected by God to rule over us, who we pay for and cannot control or overrule, is a sign of a very equal society'

Superted has the right idea, fuck new members this place is in its death throes anyway, could very well be the daily mail comments section Laughing out loud
R
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13276 posts since 17/5/03

11 Mar 2021 23:27
have you lost your mind?
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

11 Mar 2021 23:27
R wrote: I was really referring to two words, which you seemed to miss, either intentionally or through lack of attention. Does a state education prohibit you from learning to read and also attempt to create a false narrative?

Which two words?

What false narrative am I creating?


swede
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9536 posts since 21/3/09

11 Mar 2021 23:41
Rez wrote:

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud didn’t get enough love
billybrown
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3189 posts since 30/9/07

12 Mar 2021 10:32
If you're lucky enough to be born in the west and are healthy you're more privileged than most people on the planet.
Sneakysbest
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2031 posts since 28/1/12

12 Mar 2021 10:35
This fucking thread Laughing out loud
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

12 Mar 2021 10:41
billybrown wrote: If you're lucky enough to be born in the west and are healthy you're more privileged than most people on the planet.

A lot of the schools in my local area have foodbanks in them, seems mad to accept this decline in living standards and inequality because it's worse elsewhere.
billybrown
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3189 posts since 30/9/07

12 Mar 2021 10:51
I was talking about schools, but I agree the fact that there are foodbanks and homeless people on the streets is shocking. Should not happen in Britain, there’s enough money to take care of it.
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

posted 12 Mar 2021 11:16, edited 12 Mar 2021 11:16
I'm talking about schools too, foodbank provision in schools is more common than you'd think.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/mar/04/rise-in-food-banks-in-uk-schools-highlights-depth-of-covid-crisis-survey
Dee
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11968 posts since 22/11/07

12 Mar 2021 13:33
Cats out the bag with food banks. No doubt essential to some but isn't it mainly single males using them?

My old grandad kept his family (8 kids) going on milk pobs at one time.
Rez
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8554 posts since 5/4/09

posted 12 Mar 2021 13:38, edited 12 Mar 2021 13:38
stop reading the daily mail i beg ya, not even relevant to what I'm saying (not getting single males going into the food banks in schools are ya, it's parents obvs), and why would that stat even matter as a whole.

Trying to find a gotcha to dismiss the problem/blame people/carry on as normal

https://wirral.foodbank.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/198/2017/09/LoopstraR_WirralFoodbankPresentation_21Sep17.pdf

It's also mostly people in work/part-time, but that's because work is too casual, wages have declined in the past ten years against rising costs etc.
MoB
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37106 posts since 31/8/04

posted 12 Mar 2021 13:42, edited 12 Mar 2021 13:42
Dee wrote: Cats out the bag with food banks. No doubt essential to some but isn't it mainly single males using them?

My old grandad kept his family (8 kids) going on milk pobs at one time.

I think you're baiting but I work at one on weekends(so I know first hand) and I can tell you now, there's no 'one type' of person who uses a food bank.
Dee
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11968 posts since 22/11/07

12 Mar 2021 13:45
Laughing out loud here we go again!