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Selection By Stealth Or Simple Common Sense by Xavier Connolly.
The comprehensive education system has become one of the sacred cows of the "progressive left" in spite of its very obvious failure. The old Grammar School system only segregated on grounds of intelligence whereas the system now with its postcode lottery and the growth of private schools for the rich segregates on grounds of parental wealth, social class and geogrphic location. Intelligence does not enter the equation. So the selective way was more egalitarian, what are the leftie whiners on about.

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Selection By Stealth Or Simple DCommon Sense
by Xavier Connolly.
2010-07-24
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: school, schools, pupil, pupils, grammar, comprehensive, intelligence, class, wealth, education, qualifications, politics, government, coalition

The Education Minister in the coalition government Michael Gove was accused yesterday of introducing a policy that will allow schools to select pupils A leaked government document questioned the future of the admissions code that stops schools favouring children they believe are more likely to produce better results.

Oh horror of horrors. Selecting pupils? That will only lead to the destruction of comprehensive education, the production line education system created by Labour and their politically correct left wing apparatchiks in the academic environment with the sole aim of churning out streams of identical, unthinking, state dependent Labour voters.

What the fuck is wrong with selection. In schools now, and I am a lecturer in a local college so I'm qualified to comment, we have a culture of anti intellectualism. The pupils who want to learn, who are bookish, quiet, introverted, sensitive, ginger haired, in any way different tend to have a miserable time. The yobs rule and the staff pander to them for the sake of a quiet life.

What was wrong with the old Grammar Schools when the intelligent, the top fifteen or twenty percent were segregated and encouraged to perform according to their ability. Did such an education do either myself, John or Ian any harm? More to the point did it do our friends any harm to attend a "Secondary Modern." Many of them went on to do well in life, some did not do so well but the same can be said of our old classmates.

One former colleague of mine, Ollie Chadwick was always one of the brightest boys in our year. He did not go to University, many pupils leaving grammar school with A levels in the 1960s did not. I don't know what went wrong for Ollie but he died a few years ago, just turned sixty, a shambling wreck, an alcoholic and compulsive gambler who, at the end of an afternoon in the bookies was always trying to beg a pound so he could by a loaf of bread and eat.

A boy who lived a short walk from where I grew up but in the council houses, is a millionaire now. He did not go to grammar school being of a more practical mindset. The phrase "good with hands" would have featured on his school reports. He was not bad at business either and is a millionaire now with a second hand car showroom and a solid engineering firm that specialises in making engine parts for classic cars. He served a technical apprenticeship in the aircraft industry but the skills he gained there and the academic knowledge gained through day release and night school equipped him to combine his love of cars with his skills as an engineer.

I know a young man, Ian knows him much better having watched him draw his first breaths, who is a brilliant musician and artist but at school was always a thoughtful, sensitive boy. One of his former teachers, now dead, was an old friend of mine. He told me of that lad, "He has a brilliant brain and is a really gifted artist. If ever there was a boy who should have gone to grammar school it is him. But he struggled to survive in the comprehensive system, he was bullied, attracted more bullying by trying to appeal to the little thugs and then tried to survive by becoming the clown, the dunce. Then in the fourth year he changed.

I know what happened. His Dad finally got though to him the notion that you have to defend yourself. And believe me a young man could have no better teacher than our Ian, intelligent, cultured and rather short though he is. There is no point trying to reason with morons, they only understand violence. By that time however that young man's school career had been ruined.

The price we have paid for the incessant experiments in social engineering in education is so visible in the classes I teach now. So many late developers, people taking Vocational and External Degree courses at the college as they work part time or are supported by a partner, so many of them with good brains, so many, when they can be coaxed into talking, with the same story to tell: "If you were good in school, if you enjoyed lessons and were keen to learn you were the outsider. You had no mates, you were the creep, the weirdo."

So many of them are people who should have gone to the Grammar School or Technical College. To be in an environment where people wrere not queers or homos or mentalists because they liked to read books or would rather sit with a sketchbook or practice a musical instrument than play football or go out with a gang looking for trouble"

So what is so bad about selection. It does not segregate by class or income as the current system does. It reduces segregation, promotes social mobility. Pupils are allowed to develop in their own way, at their own pace. Highflyers at school like Ollie do not always develop into successful adults. Others do not reveal their full potential until in their twenties of thirties. We need a system that educates individuals rather than trying to create clones.

Coalition Education Plans Selection By Stealth - Balls

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Almost every day we hear scientists burbling about artificial intelligence and how very soon machines will be smarter than humans. As scientists are nowhere near as smart as humans its hard to see how science can build something smarter. The problem is of course we don't understand what contsitutes intelligence - those who think academic qualifications are the only indicator are retards. So where will this madness to replace us with machines end?

Missing Malaysian Aircraft: Crash Or Cover Up?
How can a modern aircraft equipped with sophisticated (and bomb proof) tracking and security technology which is designed to stay intact through a crash or in flight explosion and keep tramsmitting its location for up to 30 days after being separated from the aircraft, just vanish. Yet that is exactly what we are being asked to believe happened to a Malasia Airlines Boeing 777 en route to China. The deeper we delve, the murkier the story gets ... read on below

There Is A Global Conspiracy Says World Bank Insider
We have reported on many situations that make it obvious our political leaders are collaborating with bankers and global corporations towards, it appears, a global government. Is this conspiracy in the inteerests of we the punters? You can bet your life it isn't. So far however it has been hard to convince indoctrinated Marxists and people who believe singing Kumbaya will make things right, that big government is not our friend but our enemy.

Your Lupins Or Your Life! EU Bureaucrats To Ban Your Favourite Flowers
With a video clip of the Monty Python sketch the title refers to, this Boggart blog satire takes a wey look at new powers being sought by EU bureaucrats that will enable them to order non native garden plants and shrubs to be dug up and destroyed even though these species have been part of European gardens for centuries. Could there be a more sinister motive behind the move? We think so.

Paedo Loving Comrade Mr. Harperson In Trouble Again
There seems to be no end to Labour's paedophile link woes. Allegations continue to surface about the three senior MPs, Patricia Hewitt, Harriet Harman and Jack Dromey who while working for the national Council for Civil Liberties supported an equal rights for paedophiles group which wanted the age of sexual concent lowered to FOUR. Meanwhile new revelations have now implicated a senior judge. The corrupt elitists have no morals.

Former US Presidential nomination runner Dennis Kucinich says US instigated Ukraine Crisis
We told you so - and now a US politician who once ran for the democratic nomination in the Presidential election has confirmed it, the USA and Europe were behind the revolution in Ukraine exactly as they have been in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, not to mention the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and as they were when The Balkans expoloded into war in the 1990s

E Bomb? Putin Has Obama Over A Fracking Barrel Again On Economic Sanctions.
While western media continue to provide immaculate body service to Barack Obama by swallowing all his shit, the US energy boom is falling short of expectations and Putin is still runnung rings round The Rent Boy President

The Science Fraud: Many Scientific Research Papers Are Pure Gobbledegook
The war between humanities and science goes on, both in academic faculties and internet comment threads. But in an environment that is increasingly politicised and influenced by corporate profit motives rather than the pure and unsullied pursuit of knowledge, can we trust either side? This article suggests not.


HAARP: Scientists Open Pandora's Box With Experiments In Changing The Climate
What do you think of the freak weather this year? Coincidence, climate change, solar activity or something more sinister. If you have heard the term HAARP chances are you're pretty sceptical about the official line. HAARP - the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a research programme that experiments with changing the earh's upper atmosphere. you don't have to understand much science to realise it proves that as John Lennon said the world is run by insane people.

Geoengineering exposed
Most of the discussion about geoengineering has centred on chemtrails, those persistent vapour trails left by jet aircraft which seem to hand around much longer and behave very differently to the condensation trails we have been seeing since jet aircraft became a regular features of the skies above us

Homosexuality: As a liberal society we have a duty to tolderate, not celebrate.
Even though the government has accepted a very limited definition of same sex marriage the gay lobby keeps raving on about the greates non issue of all time. But in a free society should we be subjected to bullying if we do not show enough enthusiasm for homosexual and lesbian relationships? When did indifference become a hate crime?

World On The Brink - USA And Russia Square Up In Ukraine
It looks like this might be the big one. With all America's plans to destabilise non supine nations in ruins as phase 2, the intstallation of a puppet government proved impossible, Obama who has already been bested by Putin several times cannot back down again. And this time the Russians have forced the crisis in their own backyard where the USA cannot possibly win. Interesting

Climate change and the unsinkable Pacific Islands
Idiots like Cameron and Obama are still swallowing the bullshit of climate science scammers by the shovelful and saying a slight increase in the average global temperature will pose an existential threat to humanity. but one by one the threats are being exposed as hype by research grant phishing scientists, just as the science of mathematical models is being shown to rely on fraudulent data.

Internet Trolls - Are They Contractors Paid To Suppress Open Discussion Of Sensitive Subjects?.
Everyone who likes to follow online debates on sensitive or controversial topics will have encountered trolls. but are these people really just angry and obsessive, excesssively self righteous individuals. Or is there anyting in the claims that they are employed by contractors to suppress open discussion and discredit points of view which do not support government or corporate interests.

Ukraine: Russia launches 'armed invasion' as Obama warns Moscow of 'costs' of intervention
The FUKUS axis - well mainly the US, France and the UK are just sockpuppets as any fule kno - look to have screwed up again. With proof having emerged that the USA and the EU are unrest in Ukraine, Russia has taken steps to safeguard eyjnic Russians in the country. Obama warned of 'consequences' if Russia intervened - Russia sent more troops

Facebook boss Zukerberg Wants To Own The Internet
Facebook's latest acquisition Whatsapp cost $19bn, that's $40 per user. Whatsapp charge their users $1 per year. That means it will take Facebook 40 years to recover their outlay. And people are buying shares in this company? Insane.

Pollution Could Save Us From Climate Change Disaster
As politicians become ever more hysterical and scientists become ever more crazy about climate change because less and less people believe them while more and more climate scaremongering is exposed as junk science or plain and simple fraud, if it really is necessary or desirable to cool the earth's atmosphere, then according to some chinese scientists, the answer is staring us in the face.

So You Think Control Of Media Is A Conspiracy Theory
A story I found on Zero Hedge concerns a factual article posted on the Financial Times website which was quickly removed and never appeared in print. Zero Hedge reproduce the article in full so I was able to verify its content. "Two days ago the FT released a clear, informative and fact-based article, titled simply enough "Gold price rigging fears put investors on alert" in which ..."

Geo - Engineering: The Science Isn't Settled

In another case of scientific dictatorship the American Government and the corporate cartel have invoked a Big Science scam to make $$$billions from geo engineering schemes 'to save the planet from climate change disaster'. The science is settled they tell us. Unfortunately once again it isn't. Geoengineering could have ‘catastrophic consequences’: Schemes to control climate change could backfire, a large group of concerned and influential scientists have warned.

Labour, The Party Of The Rich, Well - Connected, Elitist, Paedophile People
Labours paedophile agony goes on. Put on the reack by The Daily Mail over the involvement of three senior MPs with paedophile equal rights group PIE, the response was to deny the allegations. Unfortunately evert time harriet Harman, Jack Dromey or Patricia Hewitt deny something, The Mail produce documents to suppport their story.

Can Washington Change Three regimes At Once The FUKUS axis - let's be honest, the Obama Administration in the USA, France and the UK are just sockpuppets, may have bitten off more than they can chew in trying to deliveer regime change in three nations at one to satisfy their paymasters the global bankers. The log jam has developed because of the failure to remove assad in Syria and the resolute support of Russia, China and Iran for their ally.

Transhumanism - What The Elite And Their Science Whores Have Planned For You
Transhumanism, the creation of - or turning us into - part human, part machine cyborgs is generating a lot of discussion and a lot of spontaneous ejaculations in the scientific community as they contemplate having their brains replaced by a computer. There are no limits on the ambitions of scientists fantasies, they even envisage creating robots that can interbreed with us, but how much is realistic?

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