Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nerd News: UK Schools and a Quota of Bad Students?

This sounds . . . interesting in a really depressing kind of way.
Schools will be forced to take their fair share of disruptive pupils to prevent them from monopolising the best behaved children, the Government announced today.

Ed Balls, the Children’s Secretary, said schools that excluded pupils would have to accept, in return, the same number that had been expelled from another school.

This “one out, one in” policy would prevent oversubscribed schools from dumping badly-behaved children onto their failing neighbours.
Yes, let's all flail together in the morass of mandatory mediocrity -- how dare any school attempt to be an island of civility in the rising sea of yob culture? Let's make sure troublesome kids turn into everybody's problem. Also, I didn't see much about ideas for turning the expellable little hellions into decent young people.

Meanwhile, the people who suffer? The good kids, of course. AS USUAL.

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