Back to School, Back to Maggie BashingPosted on September 9, 2012
Well, it’s back to school week, and it appears the lefty Maggie-bashers among our teaching community are hard at work already. Tom Chapman, the Deputy Chairman of Leicestershire South CF, spotted this poster go up at his school in Leicestershire:
It’s an exam guide, themed around a pretty vicious attack on Margaret Thatcher – nice to see our schools aren’t pumping kids full of political propaganda.
The photo quality isn’t great, so if you can’t read it here is a handy summary of what it says around the Margaret Thatcher cartoon:
Meet Maggie the Evil Examiner
Don’t forget to PEE her off
To really get under her skin use the PEE chain. Make a POINT, give your EVIDENCE, and then EXPLAIN yourself!
Maggie is obsessed with key words so make sure every answer has them!
The Milk Snatcher
Maggie actually hates children so ruin her day by writing an excellent set of exams!
Do you measure up?
Maggie actually uses a ruler to measure your answers so make sure you write enough for each question.
Maggie the cynic!
Maggie trusts nobody. This means that you must use examples in your answer to prove you are right.
Maggie cheated on her exams and is really quite thick. This means that you have to explain everything to her. Write idiot proof sentences.
Aside from the poor writing, and the questionable approach of teaching kids contempt for their examiners rather than simply how to do well, this is an outrageous piece of nakedly political propaganda. By what right do lefty teachers tell children that one of our greatest Prime Ministers is “evil” and “thick”, “hates children” and “cheated on her exams”?
Is it too much to ask that children are taught facts rather than hatred?