I was watching the idiot box the other week (attractive presenter again), and for the first time in three decades plus, I heard a left wing socialist leaning teacher type admit that maybe, just maybe competition didn't necessarily harm children.
That may be no child left behind, didn't have to mean every other child held back.
Exactly who's doing what to whom can be debated, that our children have been left with mindset of high expectation achieved through the minimum of effort, isn't.
Yes I know some kids work hard, some recidivists insist on competing and winning. Neither encouraged nor rewarded in school though as far as I can see. As long as they can massage the exam results so more than x% get a pass, as far as I can make out they don't care.
It's not all their fault but they aren't helping, and that's their role...
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