Ah, now I get it. I stupidly thought that inner city schools were so horrific because the amount of money spent per pupil in the inner city is usually about"bigbadwolf" said:Inner city schools in Britain are suffering the same problems as their counterparts in the US, i.e. too many non-whites, and the student population itself drawn from the most economically deprived and unruly elements of society. A teacher works as an animal tamer in such places, hence the low morale and high turnover.
half that spent on a child educated in a public school in, for example,
Great Neck, NY--resulting in buildings that are fallling apart, teachers being paid significantly less than those who teach in affluent suburbs, students having to "hold it" all day because they don't have functioning toilets, and a system in which students cannot even take their school books home because they must be shared.
But according to Big Bad Wolf, it's because inner city schools contain "too many non-whites" who are "unruly" "animals". Funny conclusion given that almost all of the Columbine-type incidents in U.S. schools have occurred in predominantly white school districts, perpetrated almost exclusively by white kids.
I don't know. Maybe the reason inner-city schools are so abysmal is because those students--who are, let's try not to forget, also human beings--are viewed as animals by the vast majority of people with the money or power to do something about it.