One passage in Katharine Birbalingh's impassioned speech has been overlooked by many educational commentators. She quoted two pupils ...
Mitchell: "But Miss, it isn't Kane's fault; he was born with anger management."
Kane: "Yes Miss, it's not my fault. I am anger management."
The real tragedy is that Miss Birbalsingh failed to offer the obvious response: "No. I'm Anger Management."
Children like Kane are being systematically failed by an educational system that is becoming increasingly incapable of helping children to achieve a Spartacus joke.
James Andrews, Author of The Bitter Root: educating the wayward scholar, Cornwall.