No, We Shouldn’t Excuse ‘White Men’ War Memorial Student Activist Girl

ALREWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE - NOVEMBER 11: A poppy sits in the hand of a statue of a fallen soldier during the annual Armistice Day Service at the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum on November 11, 2015 in Alrewas, United Kingdom. People across the UK and the world gathered …
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How refreshing it is to see a spoilt, petulant, tantrum-throwing student being schooled by a grown-up.

It’s refreshing because it’s so rare.

Katharine Birbalsingh, for those who don’t know her, is the inspirational headmistress of the thriving Michaela Community School in London and is known as “Britain’s strictest teacher”.