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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...3.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/05/03/ixportal.html

Schools are wrapping children in cotton wool rather than encouraging them to take risks, Sir Digby Jones, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry, said yesterday.

Sir Digby Jones
Sir Digby: ‘We are trying to create a nation of victims’

"Unless you educate children about risk, get them to understand it, get them to embrace it, then we will fail as a nation and fall behind our economic rivals," he said. "China will have our lunch and India will have our dinner."

Sir Digby told head teachers meeting in Telford, Shropshire, that he was alarmed some schools did not hold sports days or, when they did, made sure there were no winners or losers.

"I want sports days," he added. "I want medals for first, second and third, not for everyone who takes part. I want exams that you can fail. But we must reach down to those who do not come first, second or third and give them the confidence to find out what they are good at."

He told the National Association of Head Teachers that business had the most important stake in schools because the economy needed skilled people.

Business leaders were concerned about the number of 16-year-olds with poor reading and writing skills. "We are all taking part in something of a deceit because we are teaching the next generation that risk doesn't exist," he said.

"We are saying to them you can have rights until they are coming out of your pores. But responsibilities, taking charge of your own actions?

"We don't seem to have got it. We are trying to create a nation of victims."
Yep.
 
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Dear Sir Digby, thank you for that blinding glimpse of the bleeding obvious. You may now retire. Go on fcuk off...do not pass go, do not collect umpteen NEDs or a peerage...
 
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"We don't seem to have got it. We are trying to create a nation of victims."
Borris was right all along! :D
 
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And our next contestant Sir Digby Jones
Specialist subject Stating the bloody obvious
 
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Credit where credits due. A high profile figure has stood up and said quitle loudly above the din of liberalism that something very, very wrong is happening. You know it. I know it, many many parents know it. But no one is doing anything about it. At lease Sir Digby is trying too, and you lot are giving him grief!!
 
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Speedy said:
Credit where credits due. A high profile figure has stood up and said quitle loudly above the din of liberalism that something very, very wrong is happening. You know it. I know it, many many parents know it. But no one is doing anything about it. At lease Sir Digby is trying too, and you lot are giving him grief!!
Dead right Speedy. Perhaps if it was that 'bloody obvious' to everyone, the situation wouldn't have arisen in the first place. As a Captain of Industry, (and let's not forget that it's 'Industry' that pays for everything in this country) his opinion can change things.
 

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