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joseph99 Posted on 22/6 10:06
White kids cack in school

What should be done to those parents that are not fit to parent. As a great poet once said:

"... becoming a father is no mean feat, being one is. ..." Stretching this line for mothers is a simple corollary.

We now hear that statistics are suggesting that white boys are the worse performing ethnic group in a multicultural classroom. Kids are happy to be living their lives off the state once they've left school. WTF. Parents also not going to school parent evenings to discuss their kids performance. In some cases we, the law, appear to treat dogs better than some kids.

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Azedarac Posted on 22/6 10:10
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To be more specific "working class" white boys are the underachieving group. I wasn't aware we had a woking class left, it seems to jump straight from underclass to wannabe middle class.

joseph99 Posted on 22/6 10:11
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Here's the BBC link

Link: link

captain5 Posted on 22/6 10:13
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Seems like it's not only white kids.

Link: Black kids as well

Azedarac Posted on 22/6 10:15
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It'll be interesting to see what happens now that the emphasis is moving away from home-based coursework again.

trodbitch Posted on 22/6 10:16
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What about the grey kids? Are they being left behind?

joseph99 Posted on 22/6 10:18
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Wasn't intended to be a racial discussion, but more of a wtf do you do with schite parents.

Proctors_Perm Posted on 22/6 10:19
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wow breaking news, children from poor backgrounds, often single-parent families don't do well in school.

rob_fmttm Posted on 22/6 10:20
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Hence Mark Schwarzer's new career.

captain5 Posted on 22/6 10:23
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A lot of that contradicts itself, or am I not reading it correctly??

trodbitch Posted on 22/6 10:24
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I don't know too much about Mr Schwarzer's new career but I think sometimes the problem is getting abook into their hands in the first place. Its the parents who have to do it. I didn't exactly come from a privileged background but my mam making sure I could read before I went to school redressed any imbalance there might have been during my education.

Tom_Fun Posted on 22/6 10:24
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No way, I'd hold it in till I got home, even if it did give me a stomach ache.

joseph99 Posted on 22/6 10:25
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What is Schwartzer doing Rob? ..... please inform us.

green_beret20 Posted on 22/6 10:27
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Ah yes, the comprehensive system.

Well, at least they all now have an equal chance to fail.

Kilburn Posted on 22/6 10:28
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This situation has come about as a result of Britain having had universal free education for so long now that some sections of society have now lost any appreciation of it.

There are now white British families in which every generation from great-grandparents down have had an attitude of "school is a waste of time", so a lack of respect of education is now culturally ingrained.

In contrast, most families of other ethnicities have parents, grandparents or great-grandparents who were from a background where education was not freely available and was highly valued, so a culture of respect for education survives.

Unfortunately, give it a couple more generations and it will most likely die out in some of these communities too.

rob_fmttm Posted on 22/6 10:29
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He's just had his first children's book published. One of a series with a football theme. I'm assuming that the main idea is to encourage boys to read - probably with their dads. Which I hear is a big problem. Sorry haven't got all the press stuff here about the book. Maybe someone else can find it.

rob_fmttm Posted on 22/6 10:31
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Sorry here it is.

Link: Schwarz- a-nory

joseph99 Posted on 22/6 10:36
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Kilburn - agree 100% on the cause.

However, that doesn't mean that we should wait for the neglected minority to evolve into bookworms. I would like to see parents held more accountable for their by-products of sexual intercourse.

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zaphod Posted on 22/6 11:01
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Didn't we already know this? They're called chavs.

Mat_Evans Posted on 22/6 12:39
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Very insightful comment from bbc news 24:

"50% of those underachiving are male"

unbelievable.

TheSmogMonster Posted on 22/6 12:46
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Mat_Evans that just confirms what we all know about the standard of reporting in this country.

The reason this is happening is because the social norms of sitting on the dole are becoming prominent and you don't need qualifications to get that money.

The underclass is getting uncomfortably big

gruntas Posted on 22/6 12:47
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well they have to go to the toilet somewhere .....

boroboyinbath Posted on 22/6 12:52
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I have 2 girls, 9 and 6. I take parenthood very seriously I am determind to give my children the best chance I can in life and that means\meant ensuring that they valued educationa dn were curious from a very young age.

People who don't commit to parenting miss out on so much, putting an effort into parenting brings withit lots of rewards

Now I know I am in a minority and thats sad.