I always derive considerable wry amusement when the politically correct in our midst get themselves tangled up in their own contradictions. Few are more peecee than our teachers. Well, let’s be correct here – the teachers’ trade unions, who don't necessarily represent what the rank and file think.
As I pointed out a long time ago (see this post and this), large swathes of our primary education system are in meltdown, deriving from floods of low IQ Africans and other immigrants with little command of English. This hasn’t yet percolated through to where it’ll really hurt, namely at secondary level. But give it a few more years.
Secondary teachers are very worried about this and, together with some politicians, have called for ‘separate development' (whoops!) or 'segregation' (whoops again!). Needless to say, there’s been an explosive reaction from the Victim Industry, with the usual suspects, Hitler, apartheid, the Deep South all given another run-out.
It was great to see the union reps twisting in the wind on this one. I won't repeat all they said, but in essence it was along the lines of ‘we know what we must do as things are spiraling out of control – but, er, please call it something else.’
I love it.