Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Nine in 10 School Leaders Oppose Compulsory EBac

"The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) last month surveyed almost 1,000 of its members and almost 90 per cent disagreed with the reforms, due to come in from next month for year 7 pupils."

I wonder, what percentage of Headteachers have to oppose a DfE plan before that plan is altered?

What percentage of Headteachers have to oppose a plan before their professional associations actually do something to make the government listen?

Is there a point when being polite just gets you walked over? If Headteachers believe that this is bad for students, surely they have a moral obligation to act.

Evidence from the last few years tells me that ASCL and NAHT will just roll over and be ignored. These associations are like negligent parents who say "no" to their whining children but quickly give in and do exactly what the badly behaved child wants, just to keep them quiet. Eventually the naughty child become completely out of control demanding more and more.

Inaction just leads to ever more outrageous demands.

I hope I am wrong.

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