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Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #925 on: 29 June, 2021, 11:08:39 pm »
I think you mean men fall over bicyclettes on a French Rode.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #926 on: 29 June, 2021, 11:11:16 pm »
Did tumbling bicyclists make it as lead item on the BBC National & Londonton Newses  :P
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #927 on: 29 June, 2021, 11:12:18 pm »
BONG! Sportsball happens BONG!

Jaded

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #928 on: 29 June, 2021, 11:29:55 pm »
Did tumbling bicyclists make it as lead item on the BBC National & Londonton Newses  :P

Well, kno, becos only wierdos watches sexxy men buttocks on ‘spensive bicyclettetes.
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #929 on: 08 July, 2021, 10:42:28 pm »
Sportsball - I expected better of you C4 News  :demon:

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #930 on: 12 July, 2021, 08:01:09 pm »
BONG ...football fans turn out to be racists... BONG
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #931 on: 29 July, 2021, 08:40:51 am »
BONG! Entitled pricks display entitlement behaviour. BONG!

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Parents of pupils in private schools or living in affluent areas of England were the most likely to put pressure on teachers over exam grades, suggests research from the Sutton Trust.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57999790
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #932 on: 29 July, 2021, 11:10:26 am »
BONG! Entitled pricks display entitlement behaviour. BONG!

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Parents of pupils in private schools or living in affluent areas of England were the most likely to put pressure on teachers over exam grades, suggests research from the Sutton Trust.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-57999790
As if the school system wasn't already massively biased towards people with more cash.
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ian

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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #933 on: 29 July, 2021, 03:47:18 pm »
That's always been the case, so I'm not sure it's a shock, general involvement of parents in their child's school life is correlated with affluence and social class, in part because they have the resources and in part because they have the confidence to challenge school decisions.

A teacher friend of ours can recount the time a mother explained that her child deserved a better grade because they had 'spent a lot of money on a local house so their child could attend that school.'
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Re: BONG ..And Here is the Not News..BONG
« Reply #934 on: 29 July, 2021, 06:36:35 pm »
I nailed my colours to the mast during the first parents night for our eldest. Her English teacher was very negative about her very poor spelling to an almost aggressive level. I agreed with him that she indeed couldn’t spell for toffee, which rather floored him as I believe  he was about to produce evidence to support of his claim. My next statement completely derailed him though. I asked him what strategies he would be implementing to address this failing. It’s probably worth pointing out that Alice had achieved an 8 in her year six SATs and all here other teachers had been very complementary about here work ethic and capability. I also went straight to the Head teacher to express my concerns that this teacher was fixated on a single aspect of Ali’s English. Ali remained a favourite of the Head’s right up until she turned her back on Oxbridge in favour of following Art and Drama.

We also had a policy of letting the (high) school know when the boy was brewing to something. He has a very strong sense of justice and had a history of defending this very strongly. He was often in trouble, but it was usually for defending someone else. But sometimes we’d get the vibe that something was brewing and on such occasions we would warn then school of this.

Conversely the girls were paragons of virtue. At least, while they were at school. We were never, however, of the opinion that they could do no wrong.
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