A recent report by the CBI warns that the “exams factory” UK education system is fostering a “cult of the average”.
This feeds a normalising behaviour that appears to start young. A poll carried out as part of the anti-bullying week shows that nearly half of UK children hide their talents or quit an activity because of bullying by others.
It seems that bullies like others to be average.
And nurturing the average carries on beyond the education system. Stepping outside of an organisation’s groove is frowned upon, even if that groove is ineffectual, outdated, or corrupt.
Being average is to be accepted.
We’ve become task processors, rather than thoughtful human beings.
Education policy is determined to continue and deepen the trench of testing. So presumably we’ll be getting increasingly average results.