George Walford: Educational Development

In the beginning was the report and then came the assumptions.
The assumptions were without form and the report was completely without substance.

And the darkness was upon the faces of the workers and they spake unto their PTs (Principal Teachers) saying: “It is a crock of shit and it stinketh.”

And the PTs went to their AHTs (Assistant Head Teachers) and sayeth: “It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odour thereof.”

And the AHTs went unto their Deputy Rectors (Head Masters) and sayeth unto them: “It contains that which aids growth, and it is very strong.”

And the Rectors went unto the Director and sayeth unto him: “It promotes growth and it is very powerful.”

And the Director went unto the Minister and sayeth unto him:
“This powerful new initiative will actually promote the development and efficiency of teachers and is strongly recommended.”

And the Minister looked upon the report, and saw it was good.
And the report became policy.

Sent in by one of our far flung readers (Note: Find out who is doing all this flinging), this one in the Grampians.

from Ideological Commentary 43, January 1990.