6 comments for “Comic relief not so comic

  1. johnnyrvf
    March 18, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Now that the CAGW scam is begining to wither and polititians look to jump onto another bandwagon, I wonder how permanent this position will be……

  2. Greg Tingey
    March 18, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Nothing new to see here, pass along please.
    Backwhen I was teaching (1989 or 90 I think) this first came along …
    I shocked my pupils of all classes by point-blank refusing to touch it, pointing out how much of the money was going to be stolen by corrupt 3rd world guvmints.
    Interestingly, the pupils took it better than some of the other staff, who would not be persuaded …..

    • March 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Sounds familiar!

      A few years before your experience, I had my scepticism about such phenomena confirmed when a pupil told me about his Saturday school for boys from an afro-caribbean background.

      His tutor there, he said, had asked the boys for the names of any white teachers who gave them a detention or punishment:

      ‘Mr H says that we have to tell him if a white teacher gives us a detention. If there are no white kids in the detention, that’s racist. If you tell me off and don’t tell any white kids off, that’s racist too; Mr H said so.’

      The school was started and funded with a grant from one of these national televised appeals, ostensibly with the laudable aim of improving the academic performance of afro-caribbean boys in deprived areas.

      I still wonder how many well-meaning people unwittingly put their hands in their pockets to allow Mr H to peddle his divisive dogma to a generation of impressionable youngsters.

  3. Fidel Cuntstruck
    March 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

    “But by using our resources carefully in a targeted way …..”

    Oh the irony 🙄

  4. Ed P
    March 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    How relevant is it? It’s poorly written and dated 2010.

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