April 4th, 2005

breaking bad


Ruth Kelly, head of British education, is the ostensible author of an article in the Guardian about changes in the education system. I'm ignoring the content and looking at the style. It positively offends me. I guarantee Kelly did not write it. My job means I have to read a lot of guff written by civil servants and this is prime guff. There are some interesting if contentious ideas in there but they are buried by the verbiage.

Any comments on the turgid prose welcome, but I just want to mention this delightful sentence:

We want to effectively make the old school leaving age a thing of the past.

I bloody hate that sentence.
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