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Britain to swap creepy PE teachers with China

As part of an exchange programme, Shanghai has agreed to import 60 British PE teachers in exchange for 60 of its finest Maths specialists. The Department for Education sees this as a golden opportunity to raise skill levels and teach China some new things.

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Posted: Mar 16th, 2014
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UK schools to revert to Roman numerals, announces Gove

In a move expected to be marginally less unpopular and unworkable than most of his other ideas, Michael Gove has announced that from 2014 UK schools will revert to teaching in Roman numerals.

The idea is the brainchild of a conservative think tank charged by the Education Secretary with charting the causes of the drastic decline in school standards in Britain since the withdrawal of the Roman Empire in 410 AD.

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Posted: Jun 18th, 2013
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Run away girl complains about teacher’s paperwork burden

Megan Stammers, the teenage girl who ran away with her teacher, has admitted that life with the 30 year old hadn’t proved to be quite as she had imagined.

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Posted: Oct 1st, 2012
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Alesha Dixon criticised for only giving ‘100% yes’ to Britain’s Got Talent contestant

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon has been labelled ‘evil’ by viewers after sending 9-year-old singer Malakai Paul through to the next round with a mere ‘100% yes’.

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Posted: Apr 30th, 2012
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Scandal as Media Studies AS-level exam accidentally features basic numeracy question

The UK’s exam bodies were again under scrutiny after an AS Level Media Studies exam paper featured an ‘impossible’ question requiring basic knowledge of the 7 times tables. Instead of the planned question ‘Discuss the need for media regulation,’ students were asked to solve the equation 7y = 63.

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Posted: Jun 11th, 2011
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