Monday, October 10, 2005

Meet The Next Prime Minister

...his name is David, he went to Eton, and his wife hangs out with Tricky. get used to his preening face, and thank god that you won't have to watch him and that other party leader with great hair leaning across the dispatch box at each other for too long; all of a sudden Labour will be in the unusual position of having the party leader who most prizes substance over style.

in other news a report today revealed that in the top 200 state schools - based on GCSE results - 3% of students receive free school meals - the best indicator of affluence/social class in a school environment. nationwide, the proportion of school pupils receiving free school meals is 14%. so in short, the best education the state can provide is still going to students from more affluent backgrounds. i don't pretend to know what can be done to change this, but i do know that it sucks.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who swore?

That is a really interesting stat - I suppose to play devils advocate for a moment you could argue that part of the reason the schools are in the top 200 is BECAUSE they have so few children from deprived backgrounds - higher assumed literacy and numeracy and less behavioural problems.

However, I don't accept that view myself.


9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw your blog's time settings are out by an hour

P.E. Dantic

9:23 AM  
Blogger dan hancox said...

so are your mum's. or something.

no-one swore - it was a 'do you want to meet other bloggers at a blogger convention and get free ads on blahblahspamspamspam': the perils of having anonymous comments switched on.

i'm sure your devil's advocacy is right - in terms of accuracy - it's just not right - in terms of social justice/morality.

9:32 AM  

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