Monday 19 August 2002

More doctors, please

Katie Grant despairs of the all must have prizes exam culture

Ms Grant says:

But leaving that aside, we do need to look at simplifying the exam system and reinstating the basic principles of pass and fail.
Pass and fail! That's divisive. It's socially excluding. Who could want such a thing? (Actually the answer to this question is in the previous post.)

I have a better idea. Every newborn child in Scotland should be given a PhD, signed by "education" minister Cathy Jamieson. All teachers can be fired; the rest of us can enjoy a huge tax cut. School buildings could be used as places where computerphobes can work out their anger. Oh, sorry. That's happening already.