Click images for more details



Recent comments
Recent posts
Currently discussing

A few sites I've stumbled across recently....

Powered by Squarespace
« Met Office tea leaves | Main | Generous bankers »

Quote of the day

Schools have not necessarily much to do with education....they are mainly institutions of control, where basic habits must be inculcated in the young. Education is quite different and has little place in school."

Winston Churchill

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

Reader Comments (6)

No quite related but:

My daughter required a spoonful of medicine every lunchtime but our daughter's school has very apologetically refused to give the medicine as they do not have a "trained" member of staff. The LEA has no plans to hold courses so no schools in my area can give children medicine.
Oct 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterKit
Oct 25, 2008 at 5:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterObnoxio The Clown

That is a good story!
Oct 26, 2008 at 12:18 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
My son came home with some homework the other day and asked me for some help with a question. It was name 3 pollutants that a coal fired power station produces? Easy I thought, harking back to my days as an engineer with a large diesel engine manufacturer, Nitrous Oxides, Sulphur dioxide, and particulates are the main ones that cause pollution I stated proudly. Oh no he responds back to me, which one do I drop for CO2? It’s not a pollutant I retort. Dad you’re so boring, he wants one of them to be CO2. What on earth are they teaching you I seethe through gritted teeth, what’s this teachers name. Oh I wish I hadn't asked you now! Why can't you just answer the question!.................and on.

This exchange with my 16 year old A grade son whist he was doing some science homework. I fear for the future of this country if someone is not able to get a handle on the CO2 nonsense and stop schools teaching these falsehoods, especially in Science. I expect it in geography, but not science. Fortunately my 2 eldest who both got A's in physics and chemistry and are now at University are firm sceptics. But then there is nothing else you can be if you are qualified and spend even the smallest modicum of time examining the CO2 scene.
Oct 26, 2008 at 8:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter
better quotes

"Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery."

Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1874)

"A general State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mold in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body."

John Stuart Mill
Oct 27, 2008 at 12:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterTDK
Oct 27, 2008 at 12:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterTDK

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>