Guardinistas Exploding On Streaming
A secondary school has divided its students by ability, complete with different uniforms. Innovative way to lure the middle classes, or worrying segregation?
The Head "Mixed-ability teaching in state schools has patently been shown to have failed – our model allows all students to work at their own level and get the support they need."
Read the comments for a disturbing view and proof why Guardian readers should never be allowed to be teachers...
"Nice to see apartheid is alive and well in the UK education system"
"This headmaster needs to be sacked before he can get near another child. What a cruel bastard. Maybe it would be easier if he just tattoed their forearms: "Smart" "Medium" "Dumb"
Actually, Mr. Murphy, mixed ability and mixed age groupings are the proven route to success, but, of course, that requires actual educators, instead of a Thatcheresque marketer."
"Why not make them wear yellow stars instead? This is very Brave New World."
"The fascists aren't even trying to hide what they're doing now."
"This headmaster is ... branding pupils in a way that disgusts us all (we all remember the Nazis using this method)
The reason councils and the people quite rightly controlled the powers of head teachers was because give any one person too much power and it will corrupt.
These are children this man is branding and limiting the education of - just to suit his own ego.
Time for the council to step in and ensure that all capable pupils get the same educational opportunities at the same school."