21 August 2011

More on the riots

I am totally biased, but Tony Blair has nailed it and Cameron is totally off the mark.

Cameron is attacking human rights legislation and setting up a national citizens service because of generalized moral decline. Blair points out that this is not a problem of society at large, but a specific excluded class.

The Economist has some smart analysis, but their prescriptions; better vocational education and more youth workers - are pretty superficial.

The only way to get rid of deep divisions is deep integration. That means mixed schools. And here's the thing - the evidence shows that smart kids thrive in any environment, so middle-class parents can relax. 

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