Tuesday, March 01, 2005

More Snowdrops From The Curate's Garden

My little post on self-harm was pounced on by this blogger, who thinks that because tattoos and piercings are mainstream now, they always have been.

As always, Kipling has the words to describe this flaw in her logic :

In August was the Jackal born
The Rains fell in September
"Now such a fearful flood as this,"
Says he "I can"t remember!"

What I can't decide is whether she liked the post or not.

Meanwhile, in Australia, the culture of the Mother Country lives on :

"Police came under attack during a fourth night of rioting after the deaths of two teenagers whose stolen car crashed in a high-speed chase.
Teenagers pelted officers with petrol bombs, rocks, fireworks and bottles as riot police advanced on a crowd of about 100 people on the sprawling housing estate of Macquarie Fields in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney. "

And you'll never believe this one. Apparently youmg people's behaviour is getting worse.

Ofsted's annual report, published earlier this month, showed that the proportion of "good or better" behaviour in secondary schools had declined from more than three-quarters to two-thirds since 1997.

Following the latest report, England's chief schools inspector, David Bell, said: "Although the large majority of schools are orderly places where children behave well, it is worrying that unsatisfactory behaviour has not reduced over time.

I liked this :

The report recommends "regular training, focused on classroom practice, combined with an in-depth appreciation of child and adolescent development".

It's probably all a question of self-esteem. I blame the Daily Mail myself.

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