Criticisms of schooling theory continue to pour forth from PGCE student friend. She tells of a consistent inability of lecturers to follow through on the consequences of their arguments, and of an almost unfailing inability to notice the contradictions inherent in what they are saying, so that directly opposing arguments are often consecutively presented without any explanation as to how these two arguments are supposed to co-exist. This happens particularly with regard to the issues of respecting personalised learning and dealing with a classroom of thirty pupils.
All in all, this story of failing schools strikes one as really rather surprising. If teachers are supposed to swallow this bunkum, how is it that not all the schools are perceived as failing? But then again, those who are doing the judging are likely to be educated in school, so there we go.