It's scary how fast she is coming along at home. Last week she scored 80% on a Maths paper intended for children 18 months further along, and Maths is her poorest subject! Huge improvements in handwriting, grammar, and general presentation. This in ten weeks. Is this a compliment to our teaching methods? Not especially I suspect. It's much more an indictment of the first degree murder of British Education in the last thirty years of Politically Correct Leftist lunacy.
Of all of the fucking shitty things that this god-awful bunch of NuLabour shysters have done to this country, the acceleration of the wrecking of the education system—and I use the word "system" advisedly—is the one that is going to damage us for far longer than anything else (except possibly PFI). For fuck's sake, the very existance of an A* (which I believe the Tories introduced) is a sign of how debased our exam system has become.
It's time for a rethink: it's time to take the politics out of the schools. Privatise the schools, allow anyone to start a school, abolish the fund-thieving LEAs, and fund the schools through a voucher system. It worked in Sweden, there is no reason that it should not work here.
There is a party that supports this policy, you know...