Birbalsingh provokes ire and humour

29th October 2010 at 01:00

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.

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