The importance of being ignorant

14th May 2004 at 01:00
The husband of Dr Sue Dale Tunnicliffe, research associate at London's Institute of Education, has been appointed to the House of Lords as Lord Tunnicliffe of Bracknell. That shoud make our Sue the reincarnation of Lady Bracknell of The Importance of Being Earnest and "Handbag!" fame. The Diary predicts a radical change of philosophy. As the first Lady Bracknell said: "Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone.

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately, in England at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever."

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