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Children Are Unteachable Says British Educator!

Chris Parry, chief executive of h Independent Schools Council of Great Britain told the Guardain newspaper that schools are being burdened with trying to educate unteachable children whose ignorant parents together with teachers who would rather be elsewhere make impossible attaining any success in the field of education. The former rear admiral, who most probably has never actually taught children, complained “there are too many leaders but not enough leadership, there are a lot of managers and not enough management. there aren’t enough teachers and aren’t enough teachers in subjects we need, it’s lackg human material(and) financial resources.” Several months ago Parry warned Great Britain there was a process of “reverse colonization” in which poor people were headed for the island and would try to recast it in their own backward image.

He insisted teachers are being “buyllied” by a “group from perhaps a disadvantaged background who have got a different agenda.” He complained of sitting in on a parent’s meeting at a comprehensive school and was “shocked by the level of ignorance and criticism that came from the parents.”

Mr. Parry is entitled to his view of parents and children who come from poverty and immigrant background. My parents were uneducated immigrants who lacked the knowledge of Mr. Parry. However, they sought one thing as do the parents of 90% of immigrant children– an opportunity for their children to become educated, to attend college and to escape the horror of poverty. Mr. Parry may be in the field of education, but he certainly is no educator.

British Students Question Going To A University

Many students at British universities are raising questions regarding the meaning of education and the desirability of obtaining further degrees. A report by the Dep[artment for Innovation, Unversities and Skills, held focus group discussions throughout the nation in order to capture the mood of the student population. They discovered, many believe “if the number of students participating in higher education continues to increase, having a degee may not ctually increase your employability in the future and that students would be forced to udnertke, at more expense, postgraduate study to maintain a competitive edge with ptential employers.” There is increasing fear the job market is not ncecessarily conducive to obtaining further degrees.

Although students have these concerns the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills(DIUS) insists further education results in higher pay. “Higher education remains one of the best ways to ensure a fulfilling and successful career as well as a brighter financial future.”

This has been an ongoing debate for many years and the DIUS should be praised for actually seeking out student input into a discussion that more often than not mainly takes place in the halls of academia. Of course, the entire process of insisting on further education has been going on for a century with no end in sight. Perhaps, every university graduate should simply be called, “doctor” and we can move on to education that actually meets the needs of human beings.