While I may object to Muslims who blow people up, you have to say that in the family-values and education stakes they put the Native Brits to shame.
One colleague said she was told by a father, if his daughter did not achieve academically, she (the teacher) should tell her that she is stupid, lazy and useless and let him know so that she can be beaten at home! This is a regular occurrence in schools ...
None of this nonsense about self esteem - respect for parents and a kick up the backside for failure. British parents were like that once ... in the days when we educated our children. No wonder they send their kids to madrassas - at least they learn something there.
UPDATE - sit down before you read this.
"Deferred success" should replace the idea of failure for low-achieving pupils, a teachers' organisation will hear at its annual conference.
The Professional Association of Teachers will be told next week the label of failure could undermine children's enthusiasm for school.
It could undermine enthusiasm - or it could be a spur to harder work. The difference between the two being something that the teaching profession used to try to cultivate in children a long time ago - character.
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