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Are you going to encourage the 'Tiger mums' in your class?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by oldsomeman, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

  2. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

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  3. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I would also suggest, if he is serious about this , he needs to end the 'it's all the teachers responsibility' culture
    and the Ofsted ' No one can fail' culture

    .. well virtually every aspect of eduction policy (written and assumed) over the last 20 years.

    But of course it's really about teacher and union bashing, "Mr Cameron also attacked the ‘utterly wrong thinking’ of a teachers’ union leader who said children did not need to learn their times tables because they can use a calculator app on their phones."

    but according to the verbatim quote in the same article this isn't quite what was said.

    Still 2 for the price of one David eh.
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  4. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I have known real Tiger Mums and they are quite impossible to work with. In our culture at least, they have to be bordering on a sociopathic mentality.

    But why did you have to comment on it in such a teacher put down way, David? Don't you realise how demoralised the teaching workforce is already, with recruitment and retention at an all time low? Have you really not figured out how much harm you do every time you criticize teachers like this, and with no constructive element to your "slag off". Not Rocket Science David!! A few kind words every now and again?

    Oh, and some resources please.

    Oh, and a decent quality control system, not OFSTED please --- Oh and a decent salary compared to what a lot of others get. -- Oh, and --- !
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  5. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter


  6. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    I have certainly come across many children who think they can coast through education.
    What would happen though, if we increased the number of highly qualified ambitious workers in the economy? Would business expand to absorb all the extra skills, or would they recruit the best, pay them peanuts as they should be grateful to get a job and we export the rest somewhere else (like Poland)?

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