Skip to comments.Colour-coded children: School puts bright children in different uniforms
Posted on 07/28/2011 9:11:32 PM PDT by bronxville
The gifted and talented go to Delamere and wear purple ties and purple badges.
The rest go to Ashwood, which wears blue, or Sherwood, which wears red.
These two schools are more mixed ability but are still streamed into three tiers.
Michael Murphy said he took the decision to impose streaming to attract high-ability children to the school Critics yesterday warned the move is demoralising for pupils and would merely increase competition and animosity between them rather than raise standards. But headteacher Michael Murphy insists the measure is the only way to attract pupils of well-off parents. Mr Murphy is one of the highest-paid headteachers in England, last year earning £171,483.
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In terrorist minded-UK, not too wise. Bad assets are marked to market, it is inappropriate to take any students, much less good students and potentially mark them to terrorism.
How about this instead of singling out the students, let’s single out the teachers....let’s put them in uniforms designating their ability to teach!!!
Wait until they refer to them as Alphas, Betas, and Gammas. Deltas don’t go to school of course, because they are filthy and stupid. And Epsilons...well, let’s not even think about Epsilons.
"Now, it's easier to identify the Nerds I wanna pound ..."
"Brave New World" - Aldous Huxley
This sounds a lot like “Brave New World,” with Alphas, Betas, Gamas and Deltas.
It’s always been the Liberal way to treat human beings as resources of the state.
Excessive “color coding” is what got America into the fix she’s in today...just sayin’
This has always been the case in the UK through testing. In the 50’s, my husband has tested prior to Grade School. He went to the ‘brighter school’. His brother went to the ‘not-so-bright school’. Been going on for YEARS through the Socialist government.
Just send them to our local school. You can get an “A” and still not stay in the advanced level courses, because the union says the teacher gets paid more and can only have 17 students per advanced class, so the favorites with an “A” get to take certain classes but are no smarter.
I’m becoming more conspiratorial as each day passes but must mention a possibility of Eugenics down the road?
I read a very eerie sci-fi short story some years ago where children were tested a given age, 10 or thereabouts. Those who got unacceptable scores were euthanized.
High scores were unacceptable. Dullards were considered to be docile by the bureaucracy, and were fine. Those who were smarter than the system were eliminated.
I can’t remember the name of the story, but it was chilling. Similar in feel to “The Lottery”, but more plausible.
Pinging Fantasywriter, who may recall.
This is profiling at it's worst.
I dunno... in my first grade, many years ago, we had reading groups divided into Green Light, Blue Light, and Red Light according to how fast we were learning. No one thought too much about it at the time.
Back 60 years ago and way back even farther, this was the norm, here, in the USA. That's when kids were still skipped, flunked, and there were even middle schools where the bright kids did thee year in two.
Mixed classes and "mainstreaming" extremely handicapped children has ruined American education even worse than all of the PC crapola.
Not two hours ago I was going over my sons "summer reading list" (better late then never)with him and I was trying to explain "Brave New World."
Excessive color coding is what got America into the fix shes in today...just sayin
Yep. And the opposite happened. Now my husband teaches young adults in college who can’t read....much less write a sentence. All the while the UNION teachers give them a pass so THEY look good and bring in that Fed $$$$$.
Maybe he’d be better off reading
“The Doors of Perception”?
or maybe not.
Isn’t this just saying that different schools, some of which are more selective, have different school uniforms?
That sure would have been helpful to Anders Behring Breivik last week.
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