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Started by bossab2 on Jun 19, 2020 1:34:40 PM
Covid: The Education Fallout
bossab2 - 22 Jun 2020 08:03:23 (#1 of 63)

And the arguing starts...

OFQUAL trying to wriggle out of appeals by saying 'you can retake exams'

Like with no teaching for 9 months and when you are probably 3 months into another course, and possibly living at the other end of the country from.your old school..

WibbleAgain - 22 Jun 2020 09:49:51 (#2 of 63)

Abolish private schools. No one gets any education. Problem solved.

levelgaze - 22 Jun 2020 11:07:03 (#3 of 63)

Year after year, decade after decade, some wealthier parents have been buying advantage for their children. It's not as if no one has pointed this out before. Will this brief spotlight lead to change? Of course it won't.

bailliegillies - 22 Jun 2020 11:09:19 (#4 of 63)

Of course it won't.

Of course not, like the poor, the elite will always be with us and will always want an advantage no matter what system they live under.

Gotout - 22 Jun 2020 11:10:57 (#5 of 63)

Abolish the charitable status for places like Eton. Why should toffs get charity for their offsprings?

Lawlsie - 22 Jun 2020 11:16:45 (#6 of 63)

If unemployment soars after the virus - if there ever is any after the virus! - maybe education will have to be completely revalued? If it's not going to ever lead to a job for many what is its purpose and how can it be changed so it's valued in its own right rather than the start of a treadmill towards tests, exams and eventually a career?

StakludKar - 24 Jun 2020 11:04:46 (#7 of 63)

There was an essay on radio 4 today that seemed to be arguing school lockdown proved academic education was pointless and we should be looking to increase children's problem solving abilities and creativity or something

browserbutton - 24 Jun 2020 11:06:17 (#8 of 63)

Those turnips won't dibble themselves.

bossab2 - 24 Jun 2020 12:41:11 (#9 of 63)

I had to teach my child how to write a cheque today ( or more precisely what info should be on a cheque if someone gives him one )

45 years on and the same lack of practicality with education.

Ginmonkey - 24 Jun 2020 12:47:44 (#10 of 63)

You expect school to teach children how to write cheques?

nemo75 - 24 Jun 2020 12:51:03 (#11 of 63)

therealquill - 24 Jun 2020 12:57:20 (#12 of 63)

>> If unemployment soars after the virus

Probably *when* at this point - has looked that way right from the end of March.

If a perfect opportunity to implement two things that the UK Economy desperately needs:

  • 1 day a week of government funded training - the skills based economy is almost everything now - if we want to do it properly, we can't just leave all training up to employers to do. Employers can help, and potentially help Employees get the right training if they don't what options to go for - but the training should be helping the Employees get and achieve the career they want; and not just what Employers want them to have.

  • 4 day working week (kind of goes hand in hand with the other) - look at giving people a 3 day weekend, or allowing a 4/1/2 week.

There is bugger all point having armies of stressed out over worked 'highly skilled' people and a similar army of people feeling left behind grafting away in the gig economy - take steps to bridge the gap.

StammtischMentality - 24 Jun 2020 13:00:12 (#13 of 63)

4 day working week

Does this apply to teachers?

tasselhoff - 24 Jun 2020 13:00:53 (#14 of 63)

Why would they accept an increased workload? lol etc...

bossab2 - 24 Jun 2020 13:06:24 (#15 of 63)

Write cheques, know what a Ltd company is, know the maths of cumulative interest; be able to cook potatoes; understand that car tyres need pumping up once in a while; be able to put up shelves, and set up home networking etc etc.

All that stuff that you actually need to know in life.

Sabacious - 24 Jun 2020 13:08:01 (#16 of 63)

Who writes cheques? I’ve not seen one for years. I’ve not had a cheque book since 2003.

nemo75 - 24 Jun 2020 13:08:11 (#17 of 63)


nemo75 - 24 Jun 2020 13:08:24 (#18 of 63)

Fucking hell

limegreen - 24 Jun 2020 13:13:37 (#19 of 63)

I learnt how to write a cheque from my parents when I was quite young. And it was a rather more relevant skill then. I don't know how to set up a banker's draft, but I have the skills to find out.

wickeltisch - 24 Jun 2020 13:20:04 (#20 of 63)

All that stuff that you actually need to know in life.

Shouldn't schools also teach them how to clean their teeth and wipe their arses then?

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