There have now been two non-consultation evenings. Biddenham on Monday nearly turned into a riot and Harrowden last night was entertaining for other reasons – they were laughing in the aisles. But really you guys on the stage, you need to improve your timing…it’s all about timing…
The 2-tier argument seems to be built entirely on transition and the disruption it causes, which is a bit rich considering the massive disruption to a generation of children. They are even putting together some evidence on this – hurrah – some evidence ! Unfortunately, all the evidence in this area is equivocal and can be argued both ways. And, of course, is not contained within the official consultation document that most parents will make their decision on…it’s too late now…the consultation process has already been biased by that one-sided, misleading and inaccurate document.
This is not OVERWHELMING evidence that the massive disruption will result in a STEP-CHANGE in educational provision.
A real positive from yesterday though – our correspondent Fred Bagnall (see comments on previous posts) who is new to this arena appears to have become an expert in statistics overnight ! Congratulations Fred ! We would like to invite you to present at Maggie B on Thursday 18th June to discuss your findings with us…or Westfield on the 17th June…or Beauchamp on the 29th…or Woodside on the 30th. Because nobody else seems to want to debate on fair and democratic terms. You know how to get in touch with us.
These are very sad days for local democracy...and the politicians out there wonder why Joe Bloggs doesn’t participate or even vote?!
If you agree with us, you really need to do something to help. The consultation evenings need real people standing up giving real opinions, not those with vested interests defending their positions.