85% of US children believe that The Flintstones is real!

History for Republican Children
History for Republican Children

USA – Every so often we at The Bastard commissions a survey to assess the public mood just for the hell of it. Not just in the UK.

We keep getting worrying reports that our cosines across the pond have some really strange ideas. When we heard that a majority of Americans think that dinosaurs roamed the earth together with man a mere 4000 years ago. We had to see if it was true. Continue reading “85% of US children believe that The Flintstones is real!”

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Governments have turned Journalists into Legitimate Targets

British journalist-photographer Jack Hill was beaten by Syria insurgents.
British journalist-photographer Jack Hill was beaten by Syria insurgents.

US – Since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia a feature of modern warfare is that an increasing number of journalists have been killed whilst reporting wars.

In theory the Press is neutral and the safety of journalists depends Continue reading “Governments have turned Journalists into Legitimate Targets”

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Michael Gove to Replace Science with RE in the National Curriculum

Michael Gove reaching for our reporters flies during our interview.
Michael Gove reaching for our reporters flies during our interview.

UK – Conservative education minister Michael Gove is to announce further changes to the national curriculum this week. Out goes Physics, Chemistry and Biology to be replaced Biblical science.

The news comes out from comments made to a reporter for Continue reading “Michael Gove to Replace Science with RE in the National Curriculum”

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Teaching Children that No actually does means No.

Observing life.
Observing life.

UK – Being a keen observer of life and people. I frequently sit down and watch the way that people interact, and the way that people handle the range of normal human life, and its problems.

There is one situation that has come to my attention, more that all the rest because of its Continue reading “Teaching Children that No actually does means No.”

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Chris Grayling and Michael Gove plan on the job training for state schools.

Chris Grayling: "My Penis is this big", Michael Gove: "Can I touch it?"
Chris Grayling: “My Penis is this big”, Michael Gove: “Can I touch it?”

UK – Conservative government ministers have announced that henceforth, there will be a curfew placed on all school aged children, requiring them to be in their homes by six o’ clock on school days.

In order to police this, G4S security men will roam the streets of all our major towns and Continue reading “Chris Grayling and Michael Gove plan on the job training for state schools.”

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Are these suitable question for the National Curriculum 2015 Maths syllabus?

Education is 'Safe in our hands'
Education is ‘Safe in our hands’

UK – A friend in the Department for Education gave me this. I am getting a little concerned that questions like the ones below are less to do with maths and more to do with the political indoctrination of school children.

They bear a remarkable similarity to some from Continue reading “Are these suitable question for the National Curriculum 2015 Maths syllabus?”

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Education: What has gone wrong?

Not just Michael Gove, but every UK Education minister since the 1960's
Not just Michael Gove, but every UK Education minister since the 1960’s

UK – The news that Education in the UK has slipped further behind that of our competitors. The UK is now ranked 26th in the world education league table as published by the OECD.

This is very interesting, because for the last 50 years the education Continue reading “Education: What has gone wrong?”

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Is Michael Gove fit to be the Minister of Education?

Correct me if I am wrong, but is not the “Department for Education” an example of BAD grammar? Department of Education seems to me a much more grammatically correct.

All rather Ironic really, for a Government, and Minister who are constantly demanding better standards of education.

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As Loathsome Michael Gove, is he is absolutely right about grade inflation.

Looks like he is remembering the ????? he got from the social workers.
Looks like he is remembering the ????? he got from the social workers.

UK – The Loathsome as Michael Gove is he is absolutely right about grade inflation. Yet another big thank you Margaret Thatcher and Kenneth Baker. This was then Compounded by Tony Blair.

Grade inflation has cost students their grants, tuition and course fees and the financial advantage Continue reading “As Loathsome Michael Gove, is he is absolutely right about grade inflation.”

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Good bye and Good Riddance

This just says it all.
This just says it all.

UK – So ‘Wanker’ Brown has finally gone from Number 10 and the country has sighed a collective sigh of relief. None so great as in the Labour party, who are glad to be rid of such an electoral liability. No doubt they will get down to their usual practice of the blame game and recriminations. Continue reading “Good bye and Good Riddance”

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