MORE NEW LABOUR HYPOCRISY - "DO AS I SAY ....NOT AS I DO.."

Johnny_Norfolk

Old-Salt
Of course parents want the best for their children. The problem is Kelly is a minister of the labour government and doing the exact opposite of what they are supposed to believe in ( total state control) It is total hypocrisy and the sooner we get rid of them the better.

The worst government in living memory, we went through all this in the 60s. Each generation has to learn the hard way.
 

Firehorse

Old-Salt
elovabloke said:
According to the news this morning the child was ryxlexic which, if true, hardly requires a special school - is the private school a specialist one? Our college deals with at least a 100 dyslexic students all the time.
It's rather going to depend on the severity of the dyslexia. I would venture to suggest that the students in your college either a) do not have severe dyslexia and/or b)have received support and suitable strategies for coping.

Someone with severe dyslexia is unable to access mainstream education without CONSIDERABLE support and specialist teaching, regardless of their level of intellectual ability.

Next time you're in a lecture or have an assignment to do, put on someone else's glasses to drastically slow your reading down and write wearing sheepskin mittens with a blunt pencil. You may have a thorough grasp of the subject, but you'll be marked on your written work. Watch your grades slide and wait to be streamed with those of half your ability where you may be lucky enough to receive minimal "help" from an unqualified classroom assistant.

This is the reality for many dyslexics in the mainstream state education system - it closes the door on any chance of obtaining qualifications in line with ability for many, many children. No surprise that 50% of the prison population is dyslexic.
 
elovabloke said:
in_the_cheapseats said:
No. Even though I have absolutely no time for and frankly worry about the influence Kelly, a member of a fundamentalist christian group, has on our education system, for once I think we should back off this.

The child in question is special needs. Some areas have excellent special needs schools (my sister was lucky enough to attend one of these). Some are poor.

However, the needs of the child must come first. I don't know what level of special needs her child has but I can't blame her for using the best around to maximise her child's happiness and well being.

The deliberate policy of closing special needs schools and placing children back into mainstream schools, which has not worked and probably is the reason she doesn't have a good state spec needs school close to hand is something we could speak about instead.


A Labour policy I believe.
Nope, goes back a lot further than that!
 
Litotes said:
It is the rank hypocrisy of the Labour Government that gets to me; they dismantled a perfectly good system that provided a state education system based on ability, and invented an education system that depends on how much money, or political influence, parents can wield. Where is the sense in that? The smart child, born of poor parents who live in the catchment area of a poor school, now has great difficulty escaping from that background - because the parents cannot afford to move to the catchment area of a better school or to pay for private education. Even the Assisted Places scheme has been destroyed, and Northern Ireland is about to lose its grammar schools (courtesy of Martin McGuinness....).

Is this Socialism? It isn't what I understand to be Socialism. This is part of the "I'm alright, Jack" culture that I abhor.

Hypocritical? Yes, and she therefore deserves the opprobium that will be heaped upon her.
Litotes, you've said all I feel about the matter!
 

elovabloke

ADC
Moderator
psychobabble said:
elovabloke said:
in_the_cheapseats said:
No. Even though I have absolutely no time for and frankly worry about the influence Kelly, a member of a fundamentalist christian group, has on our education system, for once I think we should back off this.

The child in question is special needs. Some areas have excellent special needs schools (my sister was lucky enough to attend one of these). Some are poor.

However, the needs of the child must come first. I don't know what level of special needs her child has but I can't blame her for using the best around to maximise her child's happiness and well being.

The deliberate policy of closing special needs schools and placing children back into mainstream schools, which has not worked and probably is the reason she doesn't have a good state spec needs school close to hand is something we could speak about instead.


A Labour policy I believe.
Nope, goes back a lot further than that!
Not sure you are right but will bow to your superior knowledge however I do believe that the Labour Party has been in power long enough now to stop blaming Mrs Thatcher FFS. Bunch of whimps and hypocrites – unfortunately the same goes of most of today’s money grabbing MP’s
 

hadenough!

Old-Salt
chimera said:
Do these people have no shame:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6240165.stm

Nice to see Blair (educated Fettes College (private school) and Oxford) defending Kelly (educated Westminster School (private) and Oxford) over her decision to send one of her children to a private school. Those things to which the Labour Party is institutionally and ideologically opposed.
No they don't have any shame. That's why they are politicans!
 
Not to worry. When we run out of excuses to castigate Ms Kelly tyhere's always Diane Abbot to fall back on.



Poor choice of words, but you get my drift.....
 
elovabloke said:
According to the news this morning the child was ryxlexic
So whats that? A bad speller with a dry wit perhaps.
 

The_Viper

Swinger
...and again!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/3218593.stm

"Ms Abbott, MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington since 1987, once criticised the then Solicitor General, Harriet Harman, for sending her son to a selective school in Orpington, Kent.

Ms Abbott said: "She made the Labour Party look as if we do one thing and say another."

She also criticised Tony Blair for sending his eldest son Euan to the London Oratory, a prestigious comprehensive outside the borough in which he was living at the time"
 

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