Natural Progression, or Natural Selection?

This looks like a fairly natural progression on "youth culture". It's always been "uncool" to work at school, but most kids do it because they have to. Once you don't have to, then things change. I'm sure a whole load of the charvers will take their fake designer shell suits and fail all over again at college though.

However, the idea that kids should be graded according to attitude sounds interesting to me. Keen kids in one class, charvers in another. I guess the problem is, it's going to be hard to convince anyone to be in the freaks class, if all the cool kids are in the charvers class.

I wonder if this is a slightly clumsy expression of the desire to be responsible for one's own destiny (after all, you tend to be treated a bit more like a responsible adult at college). That's something that's being successively erroded by the ever-growing government wanting a nanny state. Kids are possibly the expressive demographic on this one. As ever, a wider problem which will be whole-heartedly ignored by the broader policy makers.

Submitted by coofercat on Fri, 2004-09-17 15:59


Natural Progression, or Natural Selection?

i dont know what you chaffing meeen mate, me went to skool and did well good. init.

seriously, it's getting beyond a joke, my wife is a primary school teacher and whilst breaking up a fight between two nine year olds this week was told by one of these little boys that if she didn't get out of the way he would hit her too!

personally, i think he should be instantly excluded from the school and the police informed.

i was no angle at school (perhaps that's why i failed applied maths?) but i don't even remember me or anyone else actually threatening a teacher.

cool or otherwise, these little shits need a damn good slap, except you can't because not only do they know that the teachers can no longer look at them funny but their parents don't seem able to accept responsiblity for their kids either, the parent of the child who threatened my wife apparently thinks it's not the boy's fault!


Submitted by robert (not verified) on Fri, 2004-09-17 18:47.