Sunday, October 06, 2013
Look a little deeper into the story
"New entrant pupils are arriving at school with the social and academic skills of 2-year-olds, Christchurch principals say.
Language, behavioural, and general social skills are so lacking in some children that learning in a mainstream class is impossible.
Bamford School principal Colin Hammond saw a lot of new pupils, particularly boys, not ready to learn.
"We're also finding something really quite astounding in terms of academic language..."
I'm betting that if the kids who fit this feral picture also fit a certain demographic- one of drugs, booze, welfare dependency and criminal parents. I could mention certain ethnicities that would be overrepresented statistically, but it's the behaviors that are the real drivers here.
You can bet that whoever did this study knows exactly that, but the elephant in the room is, as usual, ignored by the media and other apologists.