The Armed Forces will be drafted in to run state schools under plans to drive up discipline and respect in classrooms.
Ministers are in talks with defence chiefs about taking over a handful of schools and turning them into military academies. Alongside daily lessons, pupils would be expected to take part in activities such as drills, uniformed parades, weapons handling and adventure training.
The job of education is to prepare children and young people for the adult world, not to ruin their lives, or in this case, to desensitize them, to set them up for life in a draconian world where the law does not serve and protect, but punishes and destroys simply because it can.
I missed this snippet when it first appeared, buried as it was under a welter of information concerning how totally unfit our rulers are to act as role models.
Is this final act of a totalitarian government – to instill unthinking discipline in young minds.
‘Right you lot, fall in, how do we vote? We vote Labour!’
‘When do we vote’? ‘Every time we’re told to’.