Thursday, November 17, 2005

Thousands of children are failing to achieve basic levels of numeracy and literacy

More than a third of Scottish children cannot write properly by the time they leave primary school.

see : http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=2237312005


• New figures show thousands of children are failing to achieve basic levels of numeracy and literacy

• The Scottish executive refused to publish the data

• The information was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act

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The private preparatory schools successfully manage to teach the basics to children who are sometimes of low ability and sometimes from troubled home backgrounds. The secret is intensive care.

The state primary schools need to apply intensive care to the 'difficult cases'. This means special schools for the difficult cases and the spending of lots of money on specialist staff.

It would help if mothers stayed at home during the early years of a child's life.

It would also help if the the 'culture' of the country was improved - i.e. become more like proud Norway or happy Switzerland and less like drunken Moldova and corrupt Romania.

It would also help if we threw out the Stalinist/Fascist New Labour and Conservative folks and elected Nationalists, Liberals, Greens and others....

Scotland was once the best educated nation in Europe. It can be once again if we throw out Joke McConnell and his henchmen.

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