Monday, November 12, 2007

Clarity from Mr S.

"the key problem in education today - sub-standard teachers who are not fantastic. The obvious thing to do is to get rid of them and draw from the deep well of latent fantasticness out there. Recruiting the less than fantastic ones was, in hindsight, something of a mistake."
Regular readers of Shuggy will be amused to hear (as I did over the weekend on a Radio 4 programme - can't remember which) how post-16 education is done in the Army.

Apparently, the average reading age of a squaddie isn't that impressive, but they've had some success in improving it.

How do they do it? The consensus appears to be 'press-ups - and lots of them.' It works apparently.

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