Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Govt agrees: we don't need no education

The government is apparently "planning to publish a 21st-century songbook for all schools - made up of 30 children's songs. Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Education has encouraged all schools to get pupils to vote for the songs they would like to see included in the songbook. He is keen that the songbook reflect the UK's diverse ethnic communities and the gamut of musical genres."

I'm sure I just heard the very same Education Secretary, Alan Johnson, telling Mark Lawson on this evening's Front Row, when asked, that it would be perfectly fine by him if Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall was included in the songbook.

Here's the voting page for the songbook, and here are the glorious lyrics to the song, in case anyone needed their memory refreshing :-)

We dont need no education.
We dont need no thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Teacher, leave those kids alone.
Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone!
All in all its just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

They don't actually need any other songs in this book, do they?

Just that one.


Blogger Ruth said...

I can't think of another:)

8:57 pm, January 16, 2007  
Blogger Tim said...

School's out?

I don't like Mondays?

Don't stand so close to me?


10:09 pm, January 16, 2007  
Blogger Tech said...

The pub band float infront of us at the gala the other year played that for us, it just says it all really doesn't it?

10:57 pm, January 16, 2007  
Blogger Jay said...

just joined the blogring & thought i would make a comment.This song was on the radio yesterday & i found myself explaining the significance of it to my 13yr old & she reckons that if more school children heard it they might want to be H.E

8:25 am, January 17, 2007  
Blogger Louise said...

Ah, the home-ed anthem ;o)
I voted!!

9:11 am, January 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vividly remember hearing that at school - waiting to perform in a school play - very fittng!!

11:04 am, January 17, 2007  

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