It is all zhuzhed up: the language, the truth, the logic. There should be a name for this sort of thing. We could call it a hillcone.
The real problem here though, is not the national standards but the teachers themselves. I might support the Education Minister's campaign to shake up the arrogant antiquated teachers union with its tenure for all, but damned if I want my small daughter being collateral damage. Tolley may have imposed national standards on them but when it comes to our kids, teachers still hold all the power.No, no, the real problem here is that none of this makes sense. The Tolley imposes the standards yet the teachers who don't want the standards still have the power. The arrogant antiquated teachers union - the union for arrogant antiquated teachers - has tenure for all. The principal does not understand the principle - that Deborah's five-year-old is so, so special.