Wednesday, 3 December 2014


One parent told Dr Rory Fox, the Head of a school in the UK: 

"My daughter doesn't do detention."

Another parent told Dr Fox: "My child likes to swear at people, that's just how she is. 

"It's none of your business to try to change her. 

"We like her how she is."

Some parents threatened Dr Fox, saying: "We know where you live and if you don't let our children wear trainers, you'll be sorry."

There was abuse from parents on Facebook, Twitter and in the local newspaper.

Ryde Academy head sent 40 girls home in a day as their skirts were too short

A UK school in 1853.

Dr Fox became the 'principal' of Ryde Academy, on the Isle of Wight, in January 2014.

Dr Fox is a 'troubleshooter' who gets sent into troubled schools, for limited periods of time, to make improvements.

Back in April 2013, an inspectors' report had declared Ryde Academy 'Inadequate' and having problems with bullying.

Dr Fox believes in rules, detentions and exclusions.

When he first arrived Ryde Academy he believed that "50% of the teaching at Ryde was not good enough."

One senior teacher "had refused to set homework because his working day finished at 2.40pm and he wouldn't be able to mark it - as he was going sailing."

"He is no longer with us," says Dr Fox.

Riverside School, Thamesmead.

As a result of Dr Fox's new regime, the inspectors say that bullying is now 'very rare'.

And, exclusions from school are half the national average.

Rosie, aged 15, says of the changes: "It was a bit of a shock when he started enforcing all the rules, but in the long run, people learn better. Classes start on time.

"Now, because we know we'll get detention, no one forgets their books. I think he's done it for the right reason.

"The odd thing is, he's not particularly strict in lessons. I've never even heard him shout."

Riverside School, Thamesmead.

Dr Fox's previous school was Basildon Academy in Essex.

When Dr Fox arrived at Basildon Academy, "graffiti covered the walls and truancy, bullying, fighting and staff absenteeism were high.

"Little homework was set, none was marked and pupils routinely walked out in the middle of lessons to smoke cigarettes."

Within a year, Dr Fox had improved the results in external exams.

After Dr Fox left Basildon Academy, the governors "immediately and systematically unravelled Dr Fox's changes."

In one school, Dr Fox "discovered a group of special needs children had been left to colour in pictures."

Dr Fox started teaching them to read and write.

Parents threatened to sue him "because he was making their children unhappy by teaching them to read and write."

Continued here: http://www.dailymail.

How are school kids treated today? MICHAEL, JIMMY

1. It sometimes seems that the elite are responsible for the sad state of some of our schools.

"Justice David Collins ruled that the Hastings school was wrong to suspend Lucan Battison, saying his disobedience wasn't serious enough to warrant a suspension."

NZ school disappointed at hair ruling.

Children copy their parents.

2. "One of the main reasons so many teachers leave after three to four years in the profession - is noisy and disruptive classrooms.

"Australian classrooms were ranked 34th out of 65 countries in a recent OECD survey that asked 15-year-old students to describe the levels of noise and disorder, the time it takes them to start working, whether they are able to work uninterrupted and whether they listen to the teacher.

"It found Australian classrooms, compared with those in places that achieve the best results in international tests, such as South Korea, Singapore, Japan and Shanghai, are noisier and more disruptive and more time is wasted as teachers try to establish control."

The lost art of discipline | The Australian


3. A study, by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, questioned more than 100,000 teachers across 34 countries.

The study found that in secondary schools in England unruly pupils are 'ruining four in every ten lessons'.

Teachers in England spend an average of seven minutes in every lesson dealing with incidents of disorder.

Teachers in England are verbally abused and intimidated more often than in nearly all other countries.

In England, the level of disruption was the fifth highest among the countries studied.

Teachers in England taught the most children described as having special educational needs

Read more: http://www.dailymail. / OECD: chattering, badly behaved students

4. Black pupils have achieved the biggest rise in test and exam results of any ethnic group including whites.

A report has found that social deprivation and the low aspirations of parents have caused low achievement among white, working-class pupils in England.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.


5. The best behaved school pupils are in Asian countries, such as Thailand, Singapore, China and Korea.

OECD educationtoday.

However, a headmaster once told us that if you take a child from one of these Asian countries and put them into a bad school in England or Australia, it may not be too long before that child starts to behave badly.

And, we know that some parents in China are TOO strict.

According to The Economist: "People who don't get on ... have the option of avoiding each other."

Behaviour | The Economist

This is not true for most children when they are at school.

The typical school is like a weird sort of zoo - where all the animals are placed together in the one large cage.

According to The Economist: "It is probably not a good idea to put two animals with high dominance scores in the same enclosure."

Behaviour | The Economist

Prince Charles at Gordonstoun

Similarly, it is not a good idea put someone like Prince Charles into a school like Gordonstoun.

"A prison sentence," was how Charles described Gordonstoun. "Colditz with kilts."

"Like penal servitude," agreed William Boyd, a Gordonstoun contemporary of Charles. "I happen to know, from his own lips, that Prince Charles utterly detested it."


Ideally, children have a choice of schools and education styles.

My town used to have several small schools.

Now, sadly, there is only one giant school.

Governments should not dictate how schools are to be run.

New curriculum swings back to an out of date teaching style - FT

It is surely silly to have kids memorising huge quantities of dates and facts and figures, when such information is now available online.

Neil Carberry, director of employment and skills at the Confederation of British Industry, says that the UK government's emphasis on rote learning might not be the best way to prepare pupils for employment.

According to Stephen Heppell, an education adviser to governments around the world:
"Schools should prepare pupils to interpret data and understand uncertainties.

"We need kids that can make things and do things, and that won't happen by giving them a heap of facts."

New curriculum swings back to an out of date teaching style - FT

The school system needs to become more flexible.

"There is no systematic use of the internet...

"Teachers still stand up in front of pupils and read out from their own lesson plans; kids still turn up to classrooms, sit behind desks and listen, taking notes.."

Schools are failing our children

In the UK, 19.8% of school pupils have special educational needs 

(eg learning and behavioural difficulties)

The EU average is 4%

Photo by Bert Hardy

Why does one child succeed in life, and another one 'fail'?

In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough writes that what matters most is character skills.

These are skills such as self confidence, optimism, perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, and self-control.

In other words, emotional intelligence, as taught by good parents, good mentors and good private schools, is what matters.

Both rich children and poor children can lack emotional intelligence.

"Suniya Luthar, a psychologist at Columbia University found significant psychological problems at the high end of the income spectrum... These problems arise most often in those high-income homes where children feel simultaneously a great pressure to achieve and an emotional distance from their parents..."

'How Children Succeed' — Q&A with Paul Tough

Bill Brandt

"Apparently medical reasons explain why children who grow up in abusive or dysfunctional environments generally find it harder to concentrate, sit still and rebound from disappointments. 

"The part of the brain most affected by early stress is the prefrontal cortex, which is critical for regulating thoughts and mediating behaviour. 

"When this region is damaged - a common condition for children living amid the pressures of poverty - it is tougher to suppress unproductive instincts."

School reform: Stay focused | The Economist

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Children who do not have good parents need good mentors and tutors, according to Paul Tough.

"Studies show that early nurturing from parents or caregivers helps combat the biochemical effects of stress. 

"And educators can push better habits and self control. 

"The 'prefrontal cortex is more responsive to intervention than other parts of the brain,' writes Mr Tough. 

"It stays malleable well into early adulthood. 

"Character can be taught."

School reform: Stay focused | The Economist

The problem is - how does a child from a problem family find a good mentor?

The best mentors are often grandparents.

But not always.

The silver-haired safety net


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  2. A pretty good video on this subject from an unlikely source. The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America - WeAreChange

  3. Well done, mr. Fox, school shouldnt be a circus

  4. Modern schools are trusting computers to teach such things as number facts and reading. Thus, you have lots of children that never got the basics. Kids in the higher grades that are using a number line and don't know their tables or who can't spell worth a damn get shunted to remedial classes. These kids are not special needs. They shut down or cause behavior problems. The kids still need the drill of the basics. Computers are toys in the lower grades.



  7. There are many things that are expected of children and teenagers, supposedly beneficial or essential to the process of their becoming well-educated and socialised adults, that adults themselves look back on with aversion and would never wish to repeat. If, as an adult, I were compelled to spend 6-7 hours a day, 5 days a week, in the company of some 30 others with whom I had little in common other than that we were born in a certain year; to wear an identical outfit of clothing to several hundred to over a thousand others regardless of my comfort or preference; to perform a set curriculum of study regardless of my particular inclinations, interests, talents or abilities; to abandon my current pursuit whether I had finished it or not and take up another at regular intervals throughout the day at the sound of a bell; to be expected to defer and to pay respect to people who had been placed in command of my time and permitted activities at all times, whether they behaved honourably and respectably or not; to be compelled to ask for and be granted permission in order to attend to essential physical needs like going to the toilet or quenching my thirst outside of designated times, and to accept that this was All For My Own Good whether I agreed or not, I may well be inclined to become noisy and disruptive myself.

    1. Well said, A Non.

      Schools are about destroying families - herding children into government control camps so that parents can rest easy at their work, knowing that their difficult teens are under control. They are designed to inhibit, never inspire, expansion of the mind and spirit.

      When I worked in the UK education system I saw how naive and optimistic students were arriving from other countries with outdated ideas about the supposed benefits of "getting a decent British education".....they were fooled. Scammed. Bums on seats for funding purposes destined to work in low-paid boring jobs feeding the monster. At least they respected the teacher, though - at the time teachers were still whipping children in some countries.....those students were the best behaved. (Not endorsing those barbaric practices, note - just saying.)

  8. Veterans Today Radio (12-1-14)
    The first half hour of this features an amazing interview from 2004 of Anthony LaVey, son of Anton (founder of the Church of Satan) by Stew Webb. I started listening to this and it seemed strange as the person's name was Anthony, yet it sounded like a female voice or a young boy. It was really confusing me as I figured that the person could not be young given that LaVey was having children in the 60.s and 70's, his daughter Zeena? seems like she's in her forties at least. After five or so minutes it all made sense when Anthony explained that his father castrated him as a warning, as part of one of their rituals he was forced to attend as a child. When you hear the voice it is obvious he is telling the truth. He describes both Bush President's as being present at these events with Bush senior a core member of the group. He describes being present when children were murdered and their blood was drunk. It corroborates so much already known about the activities of Aquino and the story of David Shurter. He describes the use of tunnels and many other things that are a regular feature with these groups. It is a long video but it is totally listenable at 144p and that's only a 35 mb file.

  9. Relating to previous comment about Anthony LaVey, he does not exist in the official biography of the LaVey family and is described as a huckster. The whole ritual abuse thing is described as a hoax at places like Wikipedia so to me, it corroborates what is already known and I believe it to be true testimony. Others will judge for themselves.According to Anthony he split from the family in the early 1980's so erasing him from the official history would be perfectly feasible. Interesting that even the outrageous brazen liars at Wikipedia do not have a page for Colonel Aquino although they fawn over his writings and philosophy in the Temple of Set and other related articles. Apparently some snow jobs are beyond even Wikipedia.

  10. So the same White-hating Zionist low-lifes that deliberately wrecked the English/British/Western State educational system are sending in 'White Knights' to fix it? Sounds like problem-reaction-solution lunatics running asylums to me. The Zionists having brainwashed the youngsters to dress and behave like yobs/sluts/tarts, now want to take the credit for their 'rehabilitation' as well as 'guilt tripping' their self-loathing, X Factored, couldn't GAF parents? Friggin' A!
    You might want to ask yourself why the entire culture is utterly saturated with mass media entertainment from all sides, while the educational system in Britain continues its stupefying downward slide since the government decided to take over and subsidise the public school system...

    ...What your government pays for, it gets! When we understand that, then we look at government financed institutions of education and see the kind of students and the kind of education that is being turned out by these government financed schools, logic will tell you that if what is being turned out in those schools was not in accord with what the (Zionist occupied) state wanted, then it would change it!

    The bottom line is that the government is getting what they have ordered! They do not want your children to be educated; they do not want you to think too much. That is why our country and our world has become so proliferated with entertainments, mass media, television shows, amusement parks, drugs,porn, alcohol and every kind of entertainment that keep the human mind entertained so that you don't get in the way of important people by doing too much thinking.

    You had better wake up and understand that there are people who are guiding your life and you don't even know it!

    Your Mind Is Controlled!

    1. Yup. I couldn't agree more.

  11. Anon @ 4:32 - At my boy's primary school they recently introduced a new software package for his reading homework. Basically, we work on-line now, with no actual paper books. Some studies would suggest this is not the best idea for learning, however reading between the lines, cash is king. What is also troubling is that in the software provider's rationale for this method of learning is that children are too interested in TV and computers to be bothered reading, hence this might help. Also, they utilise TV characters - to their credit they call them brands - as another alleged method to get the children keen. I had what I had to say about it at the meeting, it didn't go down too well in some quarters.