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Education and Schooling, Then and Now
Times have changed, or have they?
Many, many years ago, when Britain was Great, or so it was thought
There was no general education. The sons of the rich were the ones to be taught.
Privately tutored, and then University, for those of the upper class, that was their right.,
While the bulk of the population were unable to read and unable to write.
During these times , in some will's of the rich, money was left for schools to be started,
In order that learning, and culture, and manners could 'free' to poor children be fully imparted.
Then at the end of the Nineteenth Century, 'free' education for all was decreed,
In order that none of the land's population be unable to write or unable to read.
So, it was done, first with chalks upon slates, then with pen upon paper all children were able
To write out whole sentences, copy from books, and neatly set out a mathematical table.
Now we are in the twenty-first century, how well- advanced our children must be.,
With all the wonderful technological help for them, and it's still free.!
Reality is that thousands of children are unable to read and unable to write,
Have made no use of their education, even though it was their's by right.
They join the ranks of the unemployed,unemployable, no work can they accomplish,
Know-nothing products of modern-day thinking, that no child should do what he doesn't wish.
And what of the schools from the Will's of the rich men, free to poor children to give education?
These schools are for sons of the privileged classes, whose parents now pay..........
What a strange transformation.!!