Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jade's words of wisdom

Although I was not a fan of Jade Goody, something she said deserved attention. In the last few months, she has used her profile in order to raise as much money as possible in order to send her sons to private school so they get a good education and don’t become ‘ignorant like me’.

Like all Mums, Jade was clearly concerned about the quality of the state schools in this country (and this is after 18 years of one lot and 12 years of the other) and felt that the best hope for her sons to have a good future was to bypass the state system which failed her and millions of others like her.

Hence in one simple expression, Jade perfectly summed up the current state of education today. Perhaps she was not as ignorant as she thought she was.

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