Thursday, August 17, 2006

100 metres gets shorter

Journalists have once again struck gold in what is normally one of the slowest newsweeks of the year. A-Level results have come out today, allowing for endless recycling of speculation about whether A-Levels are being "dumbed down" and much waffle about standards.

Sometimes I wonder if the journalists even wrote these stories this week, or whether they just type them up earlier in the year and take today off. Yes results have improved on the previous year. And the record for the 100 metres is repeatedly broken - does this mean a metre is getting shorter?!

1 comment:

bigblue said...

I think the journalists are being lazy and simplistic, particularly those who have axes to grind (Daily Wail for example).

However, to be fair, the arguement they are making is that less students today are doing the 100 metre or 200 metre races and more are doing the sack race, egg and spoon race, three-legged race, and knitting.


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