Monday, 5 July 2010

Imperialist Education?

We had an education system designed for the empire. Private schools to produce the rulers of the empire, grammar schools to produce the administrators of the empire and secondary moderns to produce the workers and troops of the empire.

Unfortunately we did not produce managers for our industries and they were administered until they collapsed under the weight of this bureaucracy.

We were good at running tea and rubber plantations though.

As the empire imploded the administrators came home and produced bureaucratic nightmares and found happy homes in socialised industries and government departments.

We are now ready to move on. It's been a long haul.

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