George Orwell's predictions

As a parent rep on our High School council I sometimes struggle to even understand what’s going on. In the education industry words sometimes acquire meanings which are the opposite of what we would assume outside the school gates.

For example they were discussing a “Student leadership course”, and various students that teachers thought would benefit from this course, and who they thought they needed to approach and encourage to participate, and how they thought they might not succeed in persuading them.

If a kid has to be dragged to a “leadership course”, they are never going to be a leader, unless of course the meaning of the word has been inverted.

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