Im starting to get annoyed by the today programme on Radio 4, it keeps doing news during my drive to work that is specifically designed to piss me off and make me start my day in a bad mood. Today was a discussion about how the cuts in public spending will affect Sheffield (God knows why Sheffield specifically), anyway supposedly Sheffield council have started cutting services and the one they were banging on about was connections (which is probably spelt in some fancy way with an X but its radio so I couldnt tell). This service is a telephone and other advice service for young adults to help them through the complicated choices about further education (everything past primary school I assume). There was an interview with a head teacher and some pupils at a deprived school about how the recent play (yes they do plays about it) has helped them understand the options they have in education. It is supposedly critical to these kids that they have it explained to them in simple noddy terms that an education is a good thing and that there are different ways to get one. So my main problem with this is SO WHAT THE F*** DO TEACHERS DO? If your teacher cant get this simple message across without the aid of some state funded thespian group then how the hell are they going to teach a proper subject? Anyway got that off my chest have a good Friday everyone. S_R p.s. just realised you can tell how pissed off I get by the number of words that appear in quotes.