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Part of her Wikipedia bio. She makes a lot of sense.

Birbalsingh describes her views as being small-c conservative and argues such traditional values "which would once have been completely normal have completely disappeared." She maintains that misguided progressive politics in schools have held ethnic minority and working class children back from academic success and that the political left seek to address problems within education by pouring more money into schools rather than fixing deeper issues, stating "there is a lot of power in ideas, and if the ideas are wrong, then the education system will not deliver."[35]

Birbalsingh maintains that children of black and ethnic minority backgrounds are not sufficiently taught about British culture or Britishness in schools which has left them feeling "culturally excluded." She argues that such cultural exclusion happens due to teachers placing more emphasis on the ethnicity of children than on promoting British national identity, stating "Teachers would tell them all the time they weren't part of the country—they say what country are you really from? Let's do a cultural thing where we all bring in our flags. The people who are doing this think they're being nice. They think they're being respectful" but that children "didn't get taught about Shakespeare and Dickens—or that they were part of their country."

Birbalsingh has argued that teenagers should be prevented from having mobile phones in school as their brains are not developed enough for them to exercise proper self-control.[37] She has likewise advocated "digital drop-off" schemes, where children and parents were encouraged to bring in electronic devices to be locked in a school safe for the holidays.[38]

Birbalsingh has said that children used the "race card" when in disputes with teachers, and warned parents to take their children's claims of "racism" with a pinch of salt when disciplined at school.[39][40] She also claimed that young black students were being held back from success in school by teachers who "are scared of being called racist" if they discipline them.[41]

Birbalsingh has advocated the singing of patriotic songs such as I Vow To Thee My Country or Jerusalem in school assemblies, saying that they make teenagers feel proud to be British.[42]

In response to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the United Kingdom following the murder of George Floyd, Birbalsingh stated that education and instilling a sense of belonging is the way to make a real difference for black families.[36] She has argued that the killing of Floyd was unjustified and that white Britons have avoided serious conversations about racism, and that this in turn has drawn people to BLM. However, she is strongly critical of the tactics of the Black Lives Matter movement itself, arguing that it undermines the teaching of children to take personal responsibility, encourages violence and exacerbates racism by making debates harder and encouraging black teenagers to focus on identity politics or victimhood. She has also rejected BLM's claims that British schools do not teach about slavery and black history, stating that poor teaching and lack of discipline in classrooms has meant that lessons on these subjects are improperly communicated and not committed to memory, and that the BLM movement narrows slavery down to the transatlantic slave trade and not other examples of slavery from history.[43]

Birbalsingh is opposed to teaching children about white privilege in schools and subjecting staff or pupils to unconscious bias training, arguing that such measures encourage racial segregation over constructively solving racism and distract from the true meaning of education.[44][45] She has also maintained that using the term white privilege is unhelpful to ethnic minority students as it creates an exaggerated perception that they are perpetually oppressed by the political establishment and diminishes incentives to work hard. Birbalsingh instead maintains that factors such as the quality of schools, discipline, teaching and parental support at home are more likely to shape the outcome of a pupil's success over race and that emphasis on race or culture wars distracts politicians from these issues.[46] In a 2021 debate hosted by the Henry Jackson Society, Birbalsingh also asserted her opposition to what she described as the growth of "woke culture" in education, arguing that it is more concerned with "making children into revolutionaries" and inserting political bias into classes over instilling values such as kindness, tolerance and hard work.[47]

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"Birbalsingh is opposed to teaching children about white privilege in schools..." and "parental support at home are more likely to shape the outcome of a pupil's success over race and that emphasis on race or culture wars distracts politicians from these issues." So she wants to keep ignoring the problem and skip doing anything about it. Does she watch Fox?

So explain why her school turns out highlly qualified, ethnic minority pupils who 'get on with life" instead of blaming every disappointment on discrimination and lack of privilege.

That would the non sequitur fallacy. Birbalsingh teaches in London. However, once her 'highly qualified, ethnic minority pupils' get into the workforce and actually living life, they may find themselves to be overqualified for what your society will allow.


Who gives a shit about "Britishness"?

Who gives a shit about "American patriotism"?

@Petter I don't know. Who? Does that mean you are the one who cares about Britishness? Is that even a fucking word?

@barjoe In the same way that immigrants to the US are expected to learn American customs, American English, swear allegiance to the US flag and ensure their children become 100% American.
The word "Britishness" has been around since 1682. No. It does not imply copulation, as in "fucking".

@Petter I think fuck is a word I use more than most people say "the"

@Petter Immigrants don't have to do those things unless they get naturalized.

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