Monday, March 24, 2008

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

Should the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) be calling for a reduction in immigration levels rather than for increased funding to "to cope with the numbers" of children arriving from abroad with little or no English!?!

When "the vast majority of newly arrived families [are] placed in deprived areas with empty houses - and with spare capacity in the schools", who represents the locals competing for good quality public services!?!

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...


Further down the article, some knobhead whines "What we had there was not setting by ability but setting by language, setting by behaviour and setting by special educational needs".

Surely selection is A Good Thing, especially by language, behaviour and special needs? I'm pretty good at maths, for example, but I wouldn't have a clue how to teach it in any language other than English. Or to a kid threatening me with a knife. Or some poor kid who's deaf, or whatever.