In the UK they have had sixty years of the state running education. This means that the children of the wealthy and well-connected, such as politicians (who introduced this system to promote 'equality'), get to go to fee-paying schools of high quality, while the children of ordinary folk are warehoused in vast establishments, watched over by graduates of the same system who can barely string two words together, until such time as they are old enough enter the justice system.
'Equality' is the watchword. Nobody is allowed to fail, succeed or be better or worse than anybody else. Because life's like that, right? Well it is socialism we're talking about - it just has to sound good and give lots of publicly funded jobs to boneheads. No matter whether it makes sense or not - the elite get their private schools anyway, and a huge generation of idiots ready for their leadership to rule over, who will believe anything they are told.
Sometimes the results of this institutionalized idiocy can be rather amusing, as in this case from the island of Crete. I bet the girl in this story couldn't find Crete on a map!
A teenager from Teesside has vowed never to drink again after a holiday cocktail caused her head to swell to the size of a football.
Corinne Coyle reacted to the 10 euro mixture of Baileys, chilli, tequila, absinthe, ouzo, vodka, cider and gin.
Funny that! I had a bit of a strange reaction the last time I downed a quart of carpet cleaner!