Wednesday, March 06, 2013

People losing their damn minds #29

From the Hootsmon:
"Excessive hierarchy must become a thing of the past. Upward communication must be encouraged and constructive criticism should be positively received."
The remedy for this is, apparently, to give those at the top of the hierarchy more power:
"Headteachers should be seen as the chief executives of largely autonomous organisations..."
Kier Bloomer being desperately stupid in a way that only intelligent people can be. I'll make this my last post on education for some time because this stuff makes me so depressed I can't stand it.


Roger McCarthy said...

Not stupidity at all as Upton Sinclair put it:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"

Shuggy said...

I like that quote but not sure it applies in this case because Bloomer's retired. I think he actually believes he's making sense.

The Thought Gang said...

Isn't the point that headteachers are presently nowhere near the top of the hierarchy?

They are a few rungs from the bottom, above students and teachers… but below a myriad of local and central politicians and advisors.

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