Can it only be last week that Labour’s deranged multiculturalist guru Peter Hammond announced:
he believed school was a place we went for the opportunity to meet other cultures that lived around us.
But oh dear. What a shock. How could it be? Somehow it turns out that a huge proportion of parents in the city appear to be declining Hammond’s kind offer of enforced Diwali celebrations, DJ workshops and homophobia awareness lessons for their children in favour a proper education instead.
The Cancer reports today that Bristol’s parents are overwhelmingly voting with their feet and that over 40% of kids in the city are now being educated without the involvement of Hammond’s daft and incompetent education authority. 20% of kids are traveling to other authorities for their education, we learn, and a whopping 20% of kids are now being educated privately in the city.
So even if you want the opportunity for your children “to meet other cultures that live around us”, it ain’t happening in Bristol I’m afraid.
Hammond’s sidekick, Labour’s education supremo Derek Pickup – who’s personal preference is for “learning through play” (no really, we’re not making this up) – has been wheeled out to offer an explanation for this abysmal state of affairs.
He seems to think that more parents are beginning to put their faith in the city’s schools. Yes Derek, of course they are. You and Hammond both inspire faith don’t you?