THE ULTIMATE REALITY
“We are equal only sometimes, unequal most times, different always.”
Human Rights lawyers focus on the singularity of human #rights and their #equality. They do not recognise their plurality, often their intrinsic in-equality and their diversity. Instead they legitimise the claims of those whose heraldic emblem is the Ego Rampant, their needs über alles.
With education there are as many as half the cohort each year with rights other than those with a right of equality of opportunity to Uni, not University destined. Their right surely to a different curriculum that’s right for them, different exams and simply opportunity. Education should be about generating self-esteem for all, not a sense of failure for half.
Use your multiplication table to count the cost of getting it wrong.
We are now paying a terrible price for the pursuit of Equality without respect for difference and diversity.
Tens of thousands of NTAs recruited to help teachers cope with children with special needs regardless of expense, not needed in my day. Bullying still a curse, now cyberbullying too. Special needs kids always the most vulnerable. Many kids off-rolled or excluded to help school performance stats. Many medicated with Ritalin. Mental health problems abound. School disturbance logged by the hundred. Increasing drug and knife culture.Today’s Times – “£400m schools funding diverted ….with limited places in special schools there are more pupils in mainstream schools who need extensive support.” And skill shortages filled by raiding other countries.