The Right-Minded View On Education Reforms.

by richardhutton


I don’t see what people are objecting to, quite frankly. Ending the need for teachers to be qualified, removing local oversight of educational establishments, and allowing any local business with a bit of trade going spare to take governance of schools, all seems like a recipe for success to me. What could go wrong?

Under this commonsense scheme, all children will be taught the three R’s: namely, education, education, and education. Also, self-reliance. It is important to learn as early as possible in life that you can’t rely on others in this world. What use would free-school meals be, for instance, without possession of a sound digestive system in the first place?

Moreover, our nation’s wealth-creators will now be able to provide students with an introduction to the benefits of free-enterprise, like never before. Product placement, for example, will allow entire classes of pupils to gain a good grounding in food science on a for-profit basis, by courtesy of the nice people at Coca-Cola.

Above all else, the government will deliver fairness to the tax-payer, by reducing expenditure on the unnecessary elements of education – such as books, paid staff, and lightbulbs (is it really necessary to have one in every classroom? There’s nothing wrong with a good, old-fashioned candle, if you ask me).

The usual nay-sayers will protest, no doubt; but the fact is that we live in straitened times, and belts must be tightened – for the good of the nation. It’s all very well for people to complain about the long-term social costs of children failing to receive a good education; but they simply do not live in the real world.

Look no further than our virtuous government ministers – who do so much for the good of the land – for proof of this. Formal schooling has played little part in their careers. In fact, you would be hard-pressed to find anybody among them who had so much as read a book; let alone wasted time ‘studying’ for mickey-mouse qualifications in chemistry, literature and the like; unlike doctors, teachers, social workers, or similar sorts. Theirs is an example in life for all young people to follow.

I really think that there is little more which can be said on this subject, frankly. Condemning the majority of Britain’s children to a sub-standard education is clearly a small price to pay for keeping the education budget lean and balanced. This is no more than commonsense; and I welcome the government’s bold step towards achieving this.