Is this what education has come to? The Independent reports:
The Education Secretary Michael Gove today announced plans to send former soldiers into classrooms to pass on the “military ethos” to troubled children.
The £1.9 million initiative is aimed at children who have been excluded from schools. Ex-servicemen will visit schools to help instil teamwork, discipline and leadership skills through tailor-made exercises.
Mr Gove said: “Every child can benefit from the values of a military ethos.” He added: “Exclusion from school should never mean exclusion from education.”
And what will soldiers teach the little brats? How to march in a straight line? How to obey orders, however stupid? How to submerge identity in a uniform? How to wear a chestful of medals? How to shoot weapons? How to kill?