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.
We are in the Brave New World...they haven’t quite started the culling yet....soon though....got to get total control of everything and finish destroying the family
The crucial thing....kicking Christianity out of the military (almost done with repeal of DADT) so that there will be no morality in the military....so that we have the equivalent of the homosexual/pagan Brownshirts (Pink Swastika) and the Russian atheist military where they had no difficulty killing off massive amounts of their own citizens.......women and children included.
When they control America there will be no stampede cuz there is nowhere to go.
Such an excellent book. Unlike in Europe, there are unique characteristics of American culture that inoculate us against Orwell’s nightmarish future. But there is nothing to prevent Huxley’s dystopia from coming about here: a society of permanent adolescents, free to engage in whatever pleasures them, untroubled by political freedom or the fear of a life led outside the motherly state.
Yes, a Brave New World! The left try and separate the Fabians from the Cambridge Apostles, but the former were graduates, so to speak. One can find most of the names in the Bloomsbury Group. They considered themselves our betters and believed in: inbreeding = try Darwin and the Wedgewood match, population control = Frances Galton euginist = Darwin’s cousin, education = Humanist Manifesto, Theosophy = alchemy = Annie Beasant, Bravatsky, Huxleys = UN etc., drinking and drugs = sexual freedom = deviant sex, and more = they HATED Christianity with a passion. Margaret Sanger visited and had a sexual encounter with Orson Welles. Keynes was one of them as was Ruskin = Cecil Rhodes mentor. Ruskin’s mentor = Thomas Carlyle whose mentor = Irving. Ruskin the “alchemist” started the Pre-Raphaels - ...
If one tracks back, there’s an unbroken thread among the upper crust since the 15th c, if not before. Anyway what they wanted is coming to pass.
Thanks for the ping. Anything literary interests me! I haven’t read a short story that matches your description. Some unacceptable kids—or they may have been babies—were euthanized in Lowry’s The Giver. I didn’t think much of the book, and (not being a short story) it’s probably not the one you had in mind.
“That’s really over thinking this.
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.”
They had Eugenics in the USA. It was the law in many states and only taken off the books a few decades ago though it hadn’t been used since the forties. Hitler was the reason it was stopped...yet he supposedly copied from us.
Well, I remember in first grade I was a Redbird (intermediate reader). I always wanted to be a Bluebird, though.
Similarly, except I remember random bird names. Blue Birds, Cardinals, and Robins, something like that. The kids knew which was the smart group, which was the middle, and which was the slow. At least those of us in the smart group did . . .
Ohm that’s fair and balanced. /sarc
Talk about Brave New World....
In 1975, Ohio, I went to a junior high that organized us into the following teams of about 100 kids each:
Omegas - Team color: Green - The more affluent, perceived brighter kids, designated as the future leaders.
Sigmas - Team color: Orange - Designated as the future foremen of America
Deltas - Team color: Blue - Kids who were designated as ‘blue collar’ worker bees.
Thetas - Team color: Brown - And as a complete coincidence, I’m sure, their designated team color tended to match the skin pigmentation of the students in that team.
I’m not typically the tinfoil type but as I’ve looked back on those years I feel we were part of some new age social engineering experiment.
“But there is nothing to prevent Huxleys dystopia from coming about here: a society of permanent adolescents, free to engage in whatever pleasures them, untroubled by political freedom or the fear of a life led outside the motherly state.”
Social engineering? Deliberate? I believe it is...just my opinion. The mogels own television which includes leftist news excluding Fox. They also own Hollywood.
Disney (ABC), Time-Warner (CNN), Universal Studios (NBC), and Paramount Pictures (CBS)!
That’s a great book! Haven’t read it in longer than I care to say, though. LOL
Thanks for the reply, but that is not the one. The one I am thinking about is only about five pages long. The set up was perfect, as one could infer what the consequences were for a ‘fail’, but then the twist at the end with the elevation of mediocrity above excellence was perfect, and entirely too plausible.
I was in the Chickadees reading group in third grade; the highest rank in the class. I thought it was cool.
There were no official sterilizations in Ohio and therefore there is no register for the number of people sterilized. Nonetheless, Paul (p. 587) discusses a case where the sterilizations of feebleminded was carried out without a law, and given the widespread use of eugenics in many areas and the five attempts made by Ohio to pass a sterilization law, there may have been informal sterilizations carried out.
Passage of Law
Although Ohio never had an official sterilization law, this does not seem to be for lack of interest in the state. There were five attempts to bring a sterilization statute to the law books in Ohio from 1915 to 1963 (surprising as almost all states that had laws had stopped sterilizing by the sixties). The closest any of the laws got to passage was a 1925 law that passed both houses but was vetoed by Governor Alvin Victor Donahey. Two bills in 1939 didnt make it out of committee. The 1963 bill, probably one of the last attempts by a state in the US to pass such a measure, died in committee as well (Paul, pp. 592-93).
Yes, it failed and thank God for Ohio Governor Alvin Victor Donahey.
It sounds great; I wish I could track it down. I’m going to see a writer friend on Sat. I’ll ask him about it.
On the general topic. In fourth grade my witch teacher decided to divide the class into two halves, smart and stupid. She put me on the stupid side. Years later I was given the results of my IQ test: just over the threshold of genius. Even that didn’t completely overcome the negative impression that ghastly teacher’s bright idea left me with.
The thing about how America used it/thought about it and the Hitlerian concept, is that neither America nor England ( where it was also a big deal ) didn't carry it out to any extent. It was just talked about a lot; though those with mental incapacities were often sterilized here.
This article is from a British paper about Brit schools, so extrapolating it to America isn't really workable;especially since most schools, both public and private, with the exception of Catholic schools, no longer require the wearing of uniforms.
“Even that didnt completely overcome the negative impression that ghastly teachers bright idea left me with.”
A teacher did that with my kid. trying to hammer home the idea of personal failure and guilt. Standardized tests showed a near freefall during the year under her abuse. We pulled the kid out of course, and the scores are better than ever. I used her as an example of tyranny, of dictatorships in action, how if they can sap the confidence of the individual, there is no need for guards as the victims will not even attempt to improve their lot.
There are many small tyrants out there, and many forms of abuse. Those predators will go where the prey may be found.
This was in a private, religious school BTW.
Absolutely fantastic idea!!!
There are so many horrible teachers. I know there are some really, really good ones, too. My experience was that the terrible ones outnumber the good ones at least three to one.
I’m so glad your daughter is doing better. She has a great Mom!
I guess it's easier than having them wear signs that say "Bullies, Please Beat Me".
They’re standardizing the globe. I’ve observed that what happens in England comes here. The treaties have been signed...some for decades, e.g., Nixon signed a treaty that overpopulation is a security threat hence the effort to reduce the birthrate here and globally. It’s also a way for the UN et al to get into poorer countries with their NGO’s and once they’re in the door - Soros, Singer, Jeffrey Sachs aren’t far behind. All funded by the west.
It's Blavatsky, BTW, and Annie Besant was one of the Madame's "12 disciples".
Going a step farther, it was Blavatsky who introduced the word "ARYAN" and a race and an "advanced" one at that.
I may be wrong, but IIRC, alchemy wasn't really a part of the Theosophists' "teachings"; Indian mysticism was and the "twisted cross" was used by them long before Hitler did so.
Aldous Huxley was a fringe member of the Bloomsbury Group.
Were you referring to his father and uncle, or to all of them ? If to the father and uncle, they belong in the Darwin group, not to the Theosophy one.
Yes, we had bird names as well; the owls were the highest group, but I can’t remember the other ones.
True, sadly all too true.
I have tracked it. Not only was John Maynard Keynes a Fabian socialist (so was John Dewey). he was a sodomite who passed around little boys at his little orgies. They are all as evil as those in the pit of hell.
They have a stranglehold over the education of our children and the media to corrupt and deceive. John Stuart Mills was exactly right in On Liberty—what he said about education by the state. He said the schools would condition the children into becoming slaves and destroy their morality and control what and how they would think. He is right....we have so many obamabot idiots, now.
Or for that matter: "Yutes, Please Beat Me And Mug Me."
There were no middle schools 60 years ago.