TV’s not soft-soaping the current state of education

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There’s nothing like a good TV drama or reality show, is there? The suspense, the moments of highs and lows, the compassion you feel for the characters who don’t get their happy ending.

It’s a bit different, however, when the drama you see on your screen is, in fact, mirrored in your day-to-day life.

During the promotion of BBC Two’s School, the channel promised to show the realities of education as it stands. And after another hard watch on Tuesday night, there’s no doubting that the many problems ripping through education are now on full public display.

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