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Vox Political: Teachers Go Punk to Send Up Nikki Morgan

March 27, 2016

This is hilarious. Mike over at Vox Political has a piece about a report from the Huffington Post on how Nikki Morgan and her plans to privatise the British educational system went down with Teacherdom Assembled, as Stan Lee would see if he wrote for a teaching magazine, rather than being a comics mogul. The short answer: very badly. First of all, she was heckled when she tried defending her policy to the NASUWT. This in itself is actually very serious, as Morgan is doing what the Tories have been doing for nearly three decades – destroying British education for the profit of private education firms, and trying to make electoral capital by blaming teachers for the defects of their innovations.

What’s funny is that a group of teachers have noted the vacant expression in Thicky Nikki’s eyes – the expression that says ‘the lights are on, but Mrs Brain went walkabout a long, loooong time ago’, and adapted a punk classic to describe it. Remember The Adverts’ ‘Looking Through Gary Gilmour’s Eyes’, about the serial killer, who donated his eyes to science? A group of teachers, Gary Kaye and the Enemies of Promise, have a version of it, ‘Looking Through Nikki Morgan’s Eyes’, which ends by stating that ‘she don’t need her eyes to see’, because Nikki has departed reality.’ It also helps that the band itself is really good, so the satire isn’t forced or hollow.

The articles at: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/03/26/nicky-morgan-mocked-in-song-as-shes-laughed-at-by-teachers-at-nasuwt-conference/. Go there and have a good satirical laugh.