“I love the morality implicit in the sentence: "Some have argued that the system could drive teachers to cheat..." Note: it is the system, not the cheaters, who are at fault. I also like the idea of keeping "minimally effective" teachers in the classroom, so that the next cohort can also be denied a decent education. As we sow, so shall we reap
“Why indeed - Shouldn't the sins of the father be visited for at least 7 generations? Who cares if he is a critic of Assad's regime - that's only since he left Syria. Who knows what he got up to before he was 9?
“I see no problem with that, as long as we pay them for the time spent commuting. If we want them to do as they're told and want them to be seen, then they are working - don't try to pretend they are "off duty." People who are off-duty can wear what they darn well please.
Don't like her chances: hard to get wrongful arrest where there is reasonable suspicion. Still, the police arrested her too early because the media hounded them into doing something - anything. Will this give anyone in the media pause? Nah. We get a story baying for the cops to be hasty, then we get a story admonishing the cops for being too hasty. What does this do to justice and our society? Who cares? It sells soap, innit.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.