Posted by: bravo22c | 27/03/2010

Am I missing something?

School admissions: more parents facing ‘fraud’ investigations

In a report, Ian Craig, the Chief Schools Adjudicator, said many parents were employing “quite bizarre” tactics to cheat the system.

Some councils already carry out their own doorstep inspections of parents to ensure information on application forms is accurate.

But they claim that attempts to crackdown on cheating is being undermined by the lack of proper sanctions, other than taking away the place.

Dr Craig was asked by Ed Balls, the Schools Secretary, to draw up a list of suggested new powers to clampdown on the problem.

So, let me get this straight.

  • In the brave new world of new labour, some schools are failing pupils.
  • Parents want their children to go to schools which will not fail them, so they game the system.
  • We are going to ‘give new powers’ to the bureaucrats to hunt these parents out, then disrupt their childrens’ lives by taking them out of schools that are not failing and sending them to schools that are failing – along with those children already condemned ro the failing schools.

Am I being obtuse, here, or is the solution not staring these dogma and bureacracy-driven apparatchiks in the face?

Fix the freakin’ schools!

Problem solved.

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