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Comments The internet is a blight on our fair society. The iPlayer, viruses and The Register are testament to that fact. The Professional Teachers Association has voted to ban the internet and Wi-Fi from schools. It's a sensible proposal from a sensible organisation. You seemed to think otherwise:

I assume none of these 'professionals' are involved in the teaching of science subjects. Oh I forgot, we don't teach science any more, since the existence of right and wrong answers tends to bring down the GCSE averages

Chris Miller


"Funnily enough, every motion the Professional Association of Teachers debated was carried. Perhaps they should open a branch in China."

Not funny, boy. Come here and bend over <whack whack whack>

Stop snivelling. Go and sit down. And while you're reflecting on the error of your ways, write out 500 times, "I must not cast unfounded aspersions against the education system".

I'll have respect from you boy, by God I will.

Mike Smith


school is for socialising not learning

Any middle class parent will substantiate this.

The rise of the private tutor is the key indicator to follow.

If parents can't afford private tution, so be it.

paul


This is just what we at EduGeek have to put up with everyday. Incidentally, most of these teachers would be the ones that dump software on our desks and want it installed site wide by the end of the day, regardless of the fact is is out of date, for the wrong platform and they have only purchased one licence for it! They only dislike the technology because it has made them have to learn new skills above shouting and launching board erasers across the room.

Anon


"These include loss of concentration, fatigue, reduced memory and headaches."

I remember pupils suffering from all of these back in the days before WiFi (and mobile phones) when I was at school.

loss of concentration - caused by boring teachers with monotonous voices?

fatigue - caused by lack of good nutrition in school meals?

reduced memory - caused by bad teachers or teaching methods?

headaches - caused by poor quality, flickering flourescent lighting?

Sounds like we should ban bad teachers, bad school meals and bad lighting to me.

Dave Murray

There probably wouldn't be much of an education system left after those sweeping reforms. Then the teachers would all be forced to become journalists.


A worm that eats MP3 files has started spreading across the internet, triggering howls of anguish and the inability to force advertising jingles out of our heads. Expect to see higher tensions and more domestic disputes than usual. You went straight to the important task of pointing fingers:

Who suspects the RIAA? Or Sony's Rootkit department?

ian


Hey, if we're taking facetious suspects, I'd put forward Apple and Microsoft, both of whom would prefer you stop using the elderly .mp3 format and moved to their ones instead.

Iain


First off this thing is just EVIL...

But don't blame the RIAA directly. This is undoubtedly the work of some crack-pot who has taken everything the RIAA has said (intentionally misinformed) as bible truth.

Anybody here in their 30's remember that a-hole (we'll all knew one) from childhood who's parents bought him every single CD that came to market? He would then show off the racks to his friends with that smug little smile and say 'yeah I'm really into music'. Pity your parents are poor.

He is now so upset that everyone has a an 18,000 song library that no one gives a toss about him anymore. So now he's out to get us.

Sorry if I sound a bit male-centric in this rant but I've never met a female who would actually get in a cock fight over a music collection. Typically the women I've known just say 'My three CDs are better than all of your's combined."

Touche!


trying to discredit organisations who are seeking to prevent the ripping of musicians... Apart from anything else they're more likely to have the skills than the RIAA if this thing is reasonably well written...

JimC


The RIAA, sound exchange. BPI, NAB. and EMI, Viacom scatch any one connected with the major record industry

mike

It was Snowball, that damned porcine terrorist.

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