Category Archives: Education

Extra History: The Cuban Missile Crisis

The guys and gals over at Extra Credits on YouTube do an occasional series called Extra History where they outline events and people of interest from history. I encourage you to watch the series, they’re very interesting, well researched and very well put together. Just recently they did a series on the Cuban Missile Crisis. […]

Cleggover says discrimination against English students is right

Nick Clegg has told The Telegraph that the institutional racism practised against English people – in particular English students, this time – is perfectly acceptable. Specifically, he has said that under devolution, it is right that there should be differences between England and Scotland. And he’s right: under a properly devolved government solution, Scotland and […]

Student protests… again

Shamelessly lifted from The Devil’s Kitchen, this snappy little cartoon that illustrates just how I feel about those poor, poor students (click for the large version. Natch.):

Student protests

So students have staged another “demonstration”. Not content with smashing up Tory HQ on Millbank, they decided they’d take their gibberings to the heart of Government in Whitehall. Holding up and vandalising traffic and buildings in the Whitehall area is obviously a way to get people on to your side, according to the behaviour of […]

Kneel!

Via Monkey I find this somewhat disturbing story. Two schoolboys were given detention after refusing to kneel down and ‘pray to Allah’ during a religious education lesson. Parents were outraged that the two boys from year seven (11 to 12-year-olds) were punished for not wanting to take part in the practical demonstration of how Allah […]

Exam results

Well, the exam results are out now. I was thinking of taking a pop, considering that a large number of employers are saying that students are leaving school and university with fuck all idea about anything, including how to spell, but I don’t think I could put it any more succinctly than those folks at […]

Retard in the ranks

A motorist has been fined by a retarded parking attendant for having a valid parking ticket in his car. In fact, it was several motorists. And they all had valid parking tickets. Anyone want to know why they were being given fines? Maybe they had valid tickets, but were otherwise parked illegally? Maybe parking regulations […]

Weekend news update

Its been an interesting week for Gordo and the rest of his NuLiebour bunch. Smashed to bits in the by-elections; coming in even behind the BNP, the resignation of Wendy Alexander for bringing the Scottish Parliament into disrepute by accepting illegal donations to her campaign fund, the resignation of David Marshall amid allegations that he […]

Balls

Specifically, Ed Balls. Ed Balls has issued an ultimatum to around 638 schools across England: improve exam results or face closure. Despite the government saying that this is a tough new approach to improve under-performing schools, and all the posturing that goes hand-in-hand with every government project costing £400m, it is, as usual, bollocks. I […]

News round

Time for some more annoying news stories from the past couple of days… First off, doctors are launching an attack on “supersized” drinks. This comes from reports that a lot of pubs are offering customers a 250ml glass of wine as the standard size, rather than the 125ml glass. Apparently this is causing people to […]