[OT] Mediocre Britain

Dave McKee sarawakdave at rogers.com
Sun Aug 28 16:39:06 EDT 2011

It's a situation not limited to the UK, it's the same here in Canada

Hodie Non Cras

On 2011-08-28, at 12:46 PM, Richmond Mathewson <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14683133
> doesn't frankly surprise me; after all "Being British" is all about dumbing
> down things to the lowest common denominator; education, over-regulation (after all, if 5% of the population are morons the government must screw up everybody's life by regulating things to protect the morons from themselves: maybe the morons should be told "you are morons, get off your fat, supplementary-benefit-fed bottoms and start getting your brains working).
> I have just been looking at a series of letters written to my younger son from his erstwhile school mates at his school in Fife, Scotland; filled with basic spelling errors and grammar problems (these kids were 11 at the time); most of them being monoglot English speakers, a few spoke Fife-Scots at home. My sons, who have  English and Bulgarian as mother tongues, and are both fluent in German, don't make those sort of spelling errors in any of their 3 dominant languages.
> If sschool kids cannot spell in their school language how on earth can one expect them to get their programming syntax right, let alone the odd nested FOR . . . NEXT loop?
> My younger son starts at Salem on the 10th; as the highest scholarship holder:
> http://www.salem-net.de/
> I wonder why I'm not sending him to school in Britain?
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