Inclusion costs

21st January 2000 at 00:00
The Sunday Telegraph

There is too much focus on discipline and inclusion

THE Department for Education feels strongly that pupils should not be excluded from meals. This avoidance of exclusion is a major aspect of current social thinking: the main purpose of education is that noone should feel excluded from it.

There is nothing remotely disreputable in a preference for social equality over efficient education, but it should be recognised as such. Our main problem is that so very few people are interested in education.

Auberon Waugh, Sunday


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