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.
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?
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.
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.
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.