January 14, 2003
Another target crumbles towards absurdity (and mine starts to look a bit shaky as well)

Well I finished that other homework that I was working on. But once again I am rushing my duties here more than somewhat. But it didn't take me long to find a juicy quote, seconds into the Guardian education page, on the constant theme here of Sovietisation.

The government's targets for extra university places must not be met by increasing the numbers on "mickey mouse" courses, the higher education minister, Margaret Hodge, warned yesterday.

There they go again. They set up a "target", and right away the thing ceases to be a sane measurement of anything sane. Here's how many courses we want! Oh, but did we mention that we want them to be sensible courses, not silly ones?

Okay that fulfils my daily target of one posting however mickey mouse every weekday.

Now let me see if I can't do another one, and exceed my quota!!!

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 11:12 PM
Category: Sovietisation