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Parents in the north need to be pushy like their southern cousins

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23 minutes ago, One-percent said:

As per title

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-38207685

 

my flabber is well and truly gasted 

Bit fcking dumb.

Its about education. There's an element of truth but its not a simple South better than the North.

The poorly performing places in the North tend to be cities and/or places where large 3rd world communities have set up shop.

 

The North has a lot of cities v. large towns.

The south has less so - a big fcking one (London) and a couple of big ones - Bristol and Southampton. Thats it, 3 cities.

Youll find that cities perform poorly, whether they are Northern or not. bar one, London which performed better by, err, spending about 50% more per pupil.

Im sure the Norther schools would perform better is they spent more on them.

 

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7 hours ago, spyguy said:

Bit fcking dumb.

Its about education. There's an element of truth but its not a simple South better than the North.

The poorly performing places in the North tend to be cities and/or places where large 3rd world communities have set up shop.

 

The North has a lot of cities v. large towns.

The south has less so - a big fcking one (London) and a couple of big ones - Bristol and Southampton. Thats it, 3 cities.

Youll find that cities perform poorly, whether they are Northern or not. bar one, London which performed better by, err, spending about 50% more per pupil.

Im sure the Norther schools would perform better is they spent more on them.

 

 

The south is a bit misleading, as we seem to hate the term city and prefer to be called towns and like to carve up administrative boundaries into small chunks.

For instance, Southampton which you mention has around 212k residents officially, but Reading (if you include the villages and also immediately adjacent Bracknell and Wokingham which used to be part of the administrative area), then the population of that conurbation is well over 300k.  Also don't forget Pompey.

Surrey which admittedly is a county, but is geographically small, also has the same population as Birmingham. 

Basically southerners hate to think they live in a City (bad for house prices) unless the City happens to be London.   I even remember the good folk of Guildford rebelling a few years back when the Queen was handing out City Charters - residents protested against the council evening wanting to apply for a Royal Charter.

 

 

 

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