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The impact of the league tables is increasingly felt at College and University level. Kids are arriving in these Institutions lacking the core grammar and critical thinking skills. Whereas a large function of Graduate education encouraged independent learning and critical thinking, it is now adapting to a less educated cohort arriving each year. A college psychology lecturer I know, is startled to find that a proportion of her students don't know how to write in the 3rd person.
Because nowadays every Tom, Dick and Jane wants a degree, for which acceptance at a university, based on one's secondary-school qualifications, is a prerequisite.
Nightclub bouncers and former soldiers are being hired by schools in Britain to help control unruly students.
A teachers conference has heard that "stern and loud" bouncers were being hired as teaching assistants to help when permanent staff were off sick.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Unfortunately, he makes a textbook 'bad teacher' error.