Saturday, 22 December 2012

The purpose of schools: Part 1

I was saddened to see that in  article about an attacked head teacher, Zita McCormick - the Head who was, sadly, assaulted - is quoted as saying:

"The school is somewhere where they just vent personal anger at public servants that are here to protect and educate their children."

Surely this phrase:
  1. Reverses the order and places "educate" secondary to protect.
  2. Runs the risk of suggesting that other people are not there to protect children - including other parents, government, etc.

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