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Telegraph | News | Warnock U-turn on special schools

Baroness Warnock, the educationalist whose report led to the drive to include children with special needs in mainstream classes, admitted yesterday that the policy had failed and left "a disastrous legacy"... "I think it has gone too far. It was a sort of bright idea of the 1970s but by now it has become a kind of mantra and it really isn't working."

Ah Luke 15:7 - at least the old girl has realised that some of the trendy ideas of the 1970s harmed the children - I wonder how long it is before the State School system also catches on.

For those of you without a handy copy:

Online Bible Text: Luke chapter 15, KJV

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

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"It was a sort of bright idea of the 1970s but by now it has become a kind of mantra and it really isn't working."

How many things can that be said of?

Meanwhile that disgraceful excuse for a thinking person, Shirley Williams, continues to spout on about the virtues of the comprehensive school system that, she and that other pathetic waste of space, Roy Jenkins, foisted on us at about the same time.

The McDonaldisation of education is the root cause of our largely disfunctional teens. She has condemned several generations to receiving a substandard education, and yet she still sits smugly in the House of Lord's, spouting her pernicious drivel on every subject under the sun.

There must have been something very nasty in the waterin the 60's and 70's!

It was a sort of bright idea of the 1970s but by now it has become a kind of mantra and it really isn't working. How many other things? New Math, and just about every other "method"-thing that the Education Industry/Teacher's Union ever sent down the pike, and forced into the scheme of learning.

Thing is, this isn't the only mistake that the Baroness has regretted. I'm sure I've heard this sort of thing from her before a few times on other matters she had a hand in.

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