Batchelor Institute is a huge sponge soaking the dollars thrown …

Comment on With Gunner and Scullion, Batchelor doesn’t need Santa by Gavin Carpenter.

Batchelor Institute is a huge sponge soaking the dollars thrown at it with little result.
Some 12 to 15 years ago a very nice lady was given teaching qualifications (three years as a full time Batchelor student) with all the raz ma taz to go with it, the congratulations, head nodding, hand shakes, fancy certificate etc.
Good on her, but unfortunately she could not even fill out the simplest of forms when asked.
What hope did the kids she was supposed to teach have in the big bad wide world?
Overall a very expensive and sad situation. What has changed?

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