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Is Ruth Kelly a hypocryt?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by happy_Alex, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. PrinceOfLeigh

    PrinceOfLeigh Wigan, England

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    Couldn't agree more. I've nothing against Private Schools, if someone wants to spend a fortune hibinanting their children from the realities of society whilst at the same time ensuring that they are likely to do less well at university all power to them.

    It only becomes an issue when an elected official with a policy of closing special schools decides that her policies aren't good enough for her kids.

    She should resign. I'm sure I've said that about her once or twice before.
     
  2. happy_Alex

    happy_Alex Happiness set to 11

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    Some private schools get better results. Private schools can select who they admit, exclude when they want to. As Prince of Leigh rightly says, they do not allow children to experience a genuine cross-section of society. IMHO they foster elitism and social divisions. (Latin classes anyone?)

    The drop out rate of students who have progressed from private schools to university is higher than those from the state sector. I suspect that as businesses they are results driven and encourage less scope for young people to constuct their own learning.
     
  3. StarWorms

    StarWorms Deity

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    Completely and utterly wrong. A few years ago my state school was in the top 10 in the UK for A level results.
     
  4. AL_DA_GREAT

    AL_DA_GREAT amour absinthe révolution

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    I don't blame her. anything done by the goverment is lousy so get out.
     
  5. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    :lol:

    Maybe in some places, but certainly not in others.
     
  6. PrinceOfLeigh

    PrinceOfLeigh Wigan, England

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    fair enough, maybe my generalization was too broad. I should have spoken only in regards to private vs. public schools in big cities in america where the schools are overcrowded and so lacking in materials that some teachers will pay expenses out of pocket to stock their classrooms.

    I know the public schools in San Francisco and Los Angeles are rife with problems, anybody here able to speak for other public school systems in major cities?
     
  8. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    If her son were not disabled, I would say it's hypocritical of her to send him to a private school.

    But without knowing the exact nature of his disability and the services the private school can provide better than a public school, I'll keep my mouth shut on this one.
     
  9. Norlamand

    Norlamand Procrastinator Rex

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    Silly pleb, public education is for the unwashed masses..................do as I say not as I do........
     
  10. StarWorms

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    His point was that all private schools do better than all public schools. I just proved his point wrong...
     
  11. PrinceOfLeigh

    PrinceOfLeigh Wigan, England

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    Congratulations, I bet you're very proud.

    Fair enough all private schools don't do better than all public schools. That said, on the whole, private schools perform better than state schools at the lower level of education.

    The reason for that I don't believe is better education, but better environment for learning.

    *Takes out the Pedant List and quill*
     

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