My very own education reforms

As if anything could increase my bilious, cynical, hungover mood from the weekend…

Each year, ever more illiterate and innumerate undergraduates go to university and demand to be spoon-fed answers, revealed the Times Higher Education Supplement last week.

I asked Susan Bassnett, pro-vice-chancellor of Warwick University, if it was possible to go from nursery to university in this country without learning anything. She replied: You can certainly get a 2:1 without demonstrating the capacity for independent thought and without acquiring basic skills.

(Nick Cohen’s latest article, second entry down)

Roll on, thou great and restless ocean. Roll on, roll over and drown the lot of ’em.

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