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Could a reality TV programme help make a difference to the school funding crisis?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    No it won't. It's an Academy and ergo then it must be super duper. If they can show that taking away everyone's TLRs doesn't make a difference then it will show the opposite. That schools are overfunded.
    thekillers1 and JohnJCazorla like this.
  3. meggyd

    meggyd Star commenter

    School? Please! I switched off after I saw the scene in which the person with responsibility for attendance - might have been SLT who knows- offered the kids a lollipop for improved attendance. Eyeroll and cringe. Bet that made a difference!
  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Must have been SLT because he was still 2 years away from his voice breaking!
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  5. Marshall

    Marshall Star commenter

    The lollipop comment made me cringe and yell out loud.
    That said there were a lot of good points in the programme.
  6. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    Can any TV programme make a difference? Especially now, when a tweet from The Donald can have the world in palpitations but any number of films/episodes on climate change are just shrugged off as alarmist.

    All examples of TV having an effect are very old.
    • Cathy come home
      at least people heard of poverty and homelessness from it, don't know if that translated to action though.
    • Vietnam war coverage
      Certainly swung public opinion against the war
    • Moon landings
      Made science seem cool, only briefly because a nerd in a lab coat is still a nerd.;)
    • War of the Worlds (on radio)
      Made a load of paranoid americans even more paranoid. Nothing changed though.
  7. Summerhols6

    Summerhols6 Occasional commenter

    I'll be honest with you, my school is like a parody of some tv sketch that depicts school in a bad light. Poor staff morale, HT who doesn't listen to anyone apart from his enclave of chosen disciples, mass staff exodus. No more to say apart from the Government knows, it just doesn't care as austerity means rescuing the Banks, that caused the problems in the first place. Education is a hostage to this and Education, Health Care etc will suffer for decades because the very rich look after the very rich. It really is that simple you know.
    Jamvic likes this.
  8. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I don't think the lollipops made a difference but the £100 in the attendance prize draw did!

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