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Teachers on their own cannot compensate for the endemic childhood poverty the government is failing

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Poverty is a part of the problem that bedevils "under achieving" children. But I suspect crappy parents per se, are at least equally culpable. The state should intervene in different ways to attempt to compensate for poor parenting. The current educational ethos -effectively one of competition amongst children, and often based on rather arbitrary learning tasks - only makes their situation worse. Children need to have a happy and interesting childhood - the state should do its best to provide this. Anything else is effectively walking away from kids that need help.
  3. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

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