Jacob Christensen

I couldn't possibly comment

Archive for May 9th, 2007

The School from Hell

with one comment

Via Crooked Timber, a truly terrifying piece of news: The government of the United Kingdom will contribute to the descent of man by building schools without playgrounds – in this case the Thomas Deacon city academy.Among the newspeak provided by the school’s management:

“We are not intending to have any play time,” said Alan McMurdo, the head teacher. “Pupils won’t need to let off steam because they will not be bored.”

And:

The academy’s timetable will be tightly structured and exercise for pupils will take place in PE classes and organised games on adjacent playing fields. There will be a 30-minute lunch period when pupils will be taken to the dining room by their teacher, ensuring they do not sneak away to run around.

But fear not:

[Pupils] will be able to hydrate during the learning experience.

Just pause for a moment and consider how the poor children will fare the day they face a setting which is not a tightly structured learning experience setting.

Written by Jacob Christensen

May 9th, 2007 at 6:42 pm

Posted in Politics

Tagged with ,

%d bloggers like this: