- Subsidised private education should disappear –the schools should be either state schools (paid for by the government) or private (paid for by the families).
- Boys and girls should study separately to achieve better academic results.
- A strict dress code should be imposed to stop students showing underwear or wearing provocative clothes.
- Uniforms are a necessary evil to ensure all the students are equal.
- Exams are a necessary evil.
- Physical education (PE) shouldn’t count as a subject and students shouldn’t be given marks.
- Textbooks should be kept to a minimum, as they are an expensive economic burden on families every school year. Tablets or laptops are a better option, as they are inexpensive in the long run and educational software can be downloaded on a regular basis. Families and the state should share the cost of this technology.
- Home-schooling doesn't prepare children well-enough to deal the demands of academic life at university and with the intricacies of today's society.
- Teachers and the government are mainly responsible for a child's education.
- "He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches." George Bernard Shaw
What is the film about?
Which educational models are contrasted?
Have you had a Mr Keating among your teachers?