You probably recall Misguided – he’s the teacher with the hair and the opinions and the ability to empathise.
Got caught in a bit of a debate with him at lunchtime. Naturally, having been educated at Oxford, I trounced him. It went something like this.
Misguided asked: ‘Are you not contradicting yourself when you attack an alleged culture of anti-competitiveness? You lament that “All must have prizes, all must have GCSEs, all must have a place at university…” then go on to claim that the system has failed students who do not win prizes, GCSEs and places at university.’
I responded: ‘Racism is a complex thing. It is not a blunt instrument.’