"I've taught, and I can still remember trying to interest children who had no interest whatsoever in English. They didn't want to be in the classroom. If I'm honest I didn't want them to be there either because they were disruptive to [other] children.However bad the problem is now, it is going to get worse in about 5 years, because the cohort starting secondary school this year are going to be forced to remain in education until they are 18, so Sixth Formers will be able to enjoy the disruption and distraction of half a class that doesn't want to be there. It will do wonders for the unemployment statistics though.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Think Of The (Stupid) Children.
Chris Woodhead is claiming that some children are simply 'not very bright'. This is true, in fact some research suggests that up to 50% of children might be of below average intelligence: