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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Our Own End


Sorry to spoil your day with a picture like this but...
...this is what a fuckwit looks like.

If lots of people sit an exam, and are aware in advance what the criteria are for success in that exam, and then many meet those criteria, then those people must all be successful in that exam. They have reached the standard asked of them. The exact numbers do not really matter, % this for A, % that for C. Success is measured by reaching the criteria set in advance, not by how many people fail. Which is why this man fails to understand education. His rationale is that there must be exam winners but more importantly there must be exam losers. So education must be divisive and elitist, not about teaching people to learn and improve. There are other aspects of Gove's fuckwittery I could go into but let's move on.

Acid Ted brought a song called Our Own End to our attention back in March. Its a breakbeat-fuelled thing of beauty, with apocalyptic overtones and the voice of a girl. A kind of beautiful apocalypse. I love it. The artist, Slighter, has released the song as part of a download package with various mixes (you can listen to a remix by Reef Project here). You should then go and buy the whole package here. This is the March version.

Our Own End

Apologies to Slighter for linking his song to Michael Gove.

6 comments:

davyh said...

The worse education secretary ever?

dickvandyke said...

Well said matey. He's Twat of the Year without doubt.

Oh, the great big circle of Public Sector life.
How will some prospective employers view GCSEs in 2 or 3 yrs time? Diluted down to nothing?
And 10 years down the line, today's kids will be saying to their kids, 'Ah, it wasn't like that in my day when we did GCSEs.'

11 Plus and National Service. That's what we need!

Dai said...

Great blog - your comments on the fuckwit are spot on.

We probably all know a sneering, arrogant,patronising twat who happened to have done well at academic subjects who believes he's better than anyone else and therefore deserves obscene salaries and privileges. These inherently selfish people form some of the bedrock of the Tory party. Clegg's alliance with them and his betrayal of the many young voters who've been abandoned by the Coalition is unforgivable.

Phil Spector said...

Those above have said it all already. I'm just logging on to agree with them, and you on a good wee post. Cheers!

davyh said...

Btw, that should be 'worst' education secretary, etc. Education! Pah!

Jonny G said...

He's a tit and is ruining an already knackered education system. Even worse than tory boy Kenneth Baker did!