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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

 

All but one. <_<

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

Something similar to when my daughter stayed on to do her A Levels. I was happy that all the tossers who weren't interested in learning had left, only to discover that the government were paying some kids to stay on at school!!!!! I'm not saying that all those who were being paid to stay on were layabouts, but surely they can't all have been that inclined to want to learn?

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Snakey man, you geet fucking snob! <_<

 

You misunderstand me. I'm all for learning, whatever their background. But when certain people are 'encouraged' to stay at school by payments, surely there must be a few who are going to be there for the wrong reasons. If they are there for the wrong reasons, surely they will be less inclined to want to learn thus the possibility exists of disruption in a classroom - the very thing Kid D (Sunny D <_< ) was referring to?

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Snakey man, you geet fucking snob! <_<

 

You misunderstand me. I'm all for learning, whatever their background. But when certain people are 'encouraged' to stay at school by payments, surely there must be a few who are going to be there for the wrong reasons. If they are there for the wrong reasons, surely they will be less inclined to want to learn thus the possibility exists of disruption in a classroom - the very thing Kid D (Sunny D <_< ) was referring to?

Some might be there for the money but still learn(i don't think its a lot of money)Better than them out stealing or at home shooting-up.

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

Aye - did they forget to tell you like?

 

It's called 'news' - paper, TV, radio, internet - that sort of thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you heard about that Diana? <_<

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Clearly bullied at school

If 100 Toontastic readers were questioned about what the first thing was that came in to their head when they read that on Family Fortunes, a good 86 would've said that.

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

Aye - did they forget to tell you like?

 

It's called 'news' - paper, TV, radio, internet - that sort of thing.

Sort of thing you'll notice more if you have kids I suppose.

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

Aye - did they forget to tell you like?

 

It's called 'news' - paper, TV, radio, internet - that sort of thing.

Sort of thing you'll notice more if you have kids I suppose.

 

Fucking hell Martin, did I piss in your path or something? <_<

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

same here actually

 

I also enjoyed 6th form considerably more than any of my schools days having been bullied all the way through

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Apparently this happened a year ago!? Did anyone else know this? Kids wont be allowed to leave school til 17 in 2013 and 18 by 2015.

 

The only reason I stayed on to 6th form was cos all the cunts had left by then!

 

Aye - did they forget to tell you like?

 

It's called 'news' - paper, TV, radio, internet - that sort of thing.

Sort of thing you'll notice more if you have kids I suppose.

 

Fucking hell Martin, did I piss in your path or something? <_<

I just thought it was a wee bit excessive, Craigford, that's all. <_<

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Higher education team dismays MPs

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The committee found the department was short on innovation

 

MPs have said the 18-month-old Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills "has not yet found its feet" and may take decades to make an impact.

 

A select committee said its annual report showed signs of relying on jargon as a substitute for having a clear idea where it was going.

 

The aim is to make Britain a centre for science, research and innovation.

 

The department said it was at the forefront of the government's response to the economic downturn.

 

'Positive tone'

 

The committee responsible for scrutinising the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (Dius) described the annual report produced by the department last May as "written in an impenetrable style and... peppered with jargon, unsupported assumptions and claims designed to promote Dius".

 

As a result its report had been "unhelpful" and too reliant on promoting a positive tone rather than providing clear and comprehensive information.

 

The MPs said they suspected this had been in part because the results of Dius's work "may take years, if not decades, to realise".

 

And for a department with "innovation" in its title, its methods of operation had been disappointingly lacking in innovation.

 

The committee's report also raised concerns about the quality of statistics supplied by the department - suggesting they should be reviewed independently, for example by the UK Statistics Authority.

 

"We commend Dius for owning up to the error in three tables in the Departmental Report setting out country and regional data and for supplying corrected tables.

 

"But we must put on record our concern that significant errors in the three tables setting out the country and regional analyses were not noticed before publication."

 

Evidence

 

The chief scientific adviser, Prof John Beddington, is said to have adopted a lower media profile and "more collegiate approach" than his predecessor.

 

The MPs express concern that, when giving evidence to the committee about homeopathy, Prof Beddington had not stressed the importance of evidence-based science.

 

"Professor Beddington is the government chief scientific adviser and we are surprised that rather than champion evidence-based science within government he appears to see his role as defending government policy or, in the case of homeopathy, explaining why there is no clear government policy."

 

In response, a spokesman for the department said it had achieved a great deal since its creation.

 

"We have massively expanded apprenticeships, reached our target of 2.25 million people achieving basic skills two years early, increased the number of students entering higher education and continued the record investment in funding for science and research."

 

The committee had made a number of useful points on the annual report to which it would respond in due course, he said.

 

"But we are confident that Dius is well placed to meet the challenges of the future and our work remains at the forefront of the government's response to the economic downturn giving real help now to individuals and businesses."

 

A spokesman for the government's chief scientific adviser said it was Prof Beddington's job to ensure that a new policy was based on the best possible scientific evidence available at the time.

 

"There will of course be times when contradictions exist between scientific advice and other policy imperatives, but the chief scientist has and will continue to challenge policy on scientific grounds when he feels it is right to do so."

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7838499.stm

 

 

On a related note, you can see the "thinking" that goes on behind such things.

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