Dumbing down. It's not just a buzzphrase, it's a fact of modern life - at least in the world of education.
The so-called experts, including administrators, policy-makers and inspectors, have brought about such a devaluation of education that "fuck off" is deemed worth marks at GCSE, people who wouldn't have passed O-levels 30 years ago can get A-levels, and university degrees are awarded to boost institutions' positions in league tables.
Now young people can (dubiously) achieve GCSEs, A levels and degrees, only to belatedly discover when they leave the education system that they are worth precisely fuck all. Because when they submit application forms, cover letters and CVs to potential employers that are as borderline illiterate as this comment (at Dave Osler's), from a supposedly "aspiring student" who has "jst (sic) completed his alevels"), they will immediately be put where they belong - in the circular file. For how can someone with such a poor command of the English language possibly meet the requirements of even the most basic office job?
Below-mediocrity is all that has been expected of 'streets_disciple' by the modern education system. That's because it has been ruined by leftist egalitarian ideologue fuckwits.
If you are so fucking stupid as to be taken in by the leftist dogma of egalitarianism - that everyone is equal in potential and in capabilities, then it is hardly surprising that when you somehow find yourself in a position to control education; control how kids are taught based on that idiot dogma, then everything turns to utter shit.
Why is it, I wonder, that the real experts - the teachers, not the overpaid apparatchiks who got to where they are by learning to spout ideologically correct crap until they started to believe it - deplore the state education finds itself in (pun intended). To Miss With Love; Scenes From The Battleground; Frank Chalk (2)*. All of them say essentially the same thing. From Snuffy:
Basics are what we all need. Noble knows it. And now his kids know it. So why the hell does our Government not know it...? If only they did, what a different world the inner city would be.
I guess it's obvious to most of us. It certainly seems to be obvious to the teachers whose blogs I have linked to today. Education has been ruined by leftist ideologue fuckwits who believe that everyone is equal, and that the more teachers pander to and patronise their charges, the better things will be. Wake up call, morons - It hasn't worked, and it won't work. It's a race to the bottom, and there are no winners.
Making 'discipline' a dirty word; letting disruptive kids' behaviour give those with potential little chance of learning anything; and giving out qualifications that sound good but mean precisely fuck all in the real world - that's the fucking scandal of education in Britain. Fortunately for the British economy, the poison of egalitarianism hasn't yet reached the world of employment - that doesn't stop some from trying to fuck that up, too...
* Before you start commenting, telling me I'm talking rubbish, read all of the linked posts. And then fuck off.