OnionAhaiReborn, on 08 March 2012 - 05:28 PM, said:
How can any person in the Western world avoid reading 10 minutes a day? Even if it's just stuff on the internet? That is a pretty low standard, Britain!
For fear of getting into a massive societal debate, there are huge areas of deprivation in England, whereby a lot of people don't own computers. I found it shocking that so many people cannot read or write, what with the educational opportunities now available to all, but a lot of children tend to get overlooked in schools in such areas, as there are a lot of anti-social children taking up the teacher's time and attention, so it's not hugely surprising when I think about it. There is a huge cultural divide as well, with a lot of ethnic minority communities believing they do not have the same opportunities as white children do (whether or not this is true I cannot say for every area). Then the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy comes in, that if they believe they will not have the opportunities, they do not take them, and so become what they believe everyone else thinks of them. This is what my assignment was on, so it's still fresh in my mind!
Basically, Britain is turning to utter shit, and more should be done to help these children from deprived, rough areas, instead of focusing on stupid things like shutting down the internet
@AnotherHedgeKnight: well done!
the trailers are amazing, I'm not surprised they keep pulling people in! My friend has watched episode 2 of season 1, and is loving it. See, people just need to give it a chance! It doesn't take much