Leaders in Education Under Review

Submitted by Paula Sealy

From Santia Bradshaw to Kay McConney, Dr. Karen Best to Joy Adamson to Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, June Chandler to Sandra Phillips to Janet Phillips to Betty Alleyne-Headley, to Dr. Idamay Denny, women have controlled education since 2018. It has become all but their exclusive domain. With a few male principals the message may be that educational leadership is really not for men. When the new deputy principals of secondary schools and principals of secondary and primary schools are announced it will be interesting.

Where do our young men as students and teachers in the education system turn to see role models?

We continue to see our young men regress in education and in society. As they fall behind little is being done at the policy level to avert the social and familial crises which will inevitably befall Barbados as educational leadership is monopolised more and more by women. 

Without the establishment listening to the men and women teaching in the schools who experience, know and comprehend the issues, identifying the real issues in education is a guessing game which is very costly to society. Developing solutions in the comedy of education reform is as thoughtful as NAPSAC promoting a healthy lifestyle to primary school students but accepting sponsorship from Chefette when high fat, high sugar and high salt content in foods are known to contribute to childhood obesity. The NSC and BUT cannot be serious as the organisers of NAPSAC. 

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  • I see your point but the problem isn’t Chefette. The problem is too much Chefette to the exclusion of all else.

    And inactivity!

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  • GP, one time BU "resident doctor"

    RE high fat, high sugar and high salt content in foods are known to contribute to childhood obesity.
    SAYS WHO?
    HOW DOES HIGH SALT In foods contribute to childhood obesity.?
    HOW DOES HIGH FAT In foods contribute to childhood obesity.? IS THIS REALLY TRUE?
    DOES HIGH ALCOHOL CONTRIBUTE?
    EXPLAIN HOW HIGH SUGAR In foods contribute to childhood obesity. IS IT REALLY SUGAR, CARBS OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE.
    OR IS IT BETZPAENIC BAJANS BRUMBLING AND BARKING BOUT THINGS THEY REALLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.
    THIS THREAD SHOULD PROVIDE LOTS OF MIRTH VIA MORONIC MOUTHINGS.

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  • @ Donna

    Agreed. Healthy eating emphasises a variety of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, a variety of lean protein foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, and also limits foods and beverages with added sugars, solid fats, or sodium according to the CDC.

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  • GP, one time BU "resident doctor"

    SINCE WHEN HAS YOU OR DONNA BECOME AN EXPERT ON THAT NOW OUT DATED RUBBISH?
    WHEN a variety of lean protein foods, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, TELL ME WHAT IS THE RESULT?

    QUESTION IS THE CDC….THE WORD OF GOD?
    IS IT NOT TRUE THAT THE CDC WILL PUT OUT WHATEVER IT IS PAID TO PUT OUT

    DEFINE LEAN PROTEIN FOODS
    AND LOW FAT AND FAT FREE DAIRY PRODUCTS.
    WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHEMICAL STRUCTURE OF THESE FOODS BOSIE?

    COME TEACH ME
    BRING MIRTH FOR ME TO ROCK AND MOCK BOTH OF WUNNAH.
    THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN.

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  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIT?
    THE NUTRITION EXPERTS RUN AND GONE?
    I WAITING FOR THE NUTRITION EDUCATION
    I IS A FELLA THAT LOVES TO LEARN YA KNOW.
    THAT IS WHY I DOES COME TO BU

    MIA COME OUT AND PUT A TAX ON SUGAR, BUT HAS SHE PUT A TAX OR A BAN ON IMPORTED FOODS WHICH ARE LADEN WITH ADDED SUGAR IN THE FORM OF FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, DEXTRANS ETC AND WHATEVER ADITIVES IN THEM?

    HAS ANY AT BAMP TOLD HER OR THE POPULACE THAT ALL SUCH SUBSTANCES WILL ENTER THE GLYCOLYTIC PATHWAY AND PROCEED TO BE EVENTUALLY CONVERTED TO ACETLY CO ENZYME A?

    IS NOT ACETLY CO ENZYME A UNITS NEEDED TO MAKE TRIGLYCERIDES — I.E FAT…IN THE BODY?

    HAVE ANY OF YOU WONDERED WHY IT IS THAT YOU AND YOURS CANT CONTROL YOUR DIABETES, WHEN YOU USE VERY LITTLE OR NO SUGAR, AND TAKE YOUR MEDICINE AS PRESCRIBED?

    NOW SOME IDIOT OR BIOCHEMISTRY ILLITERATE WILL TELL ME NOW THAT WHAT I AM SAYING IS CONTROVERSIAL…..BUT I WILL SAY IT ANYWAY SUGAR IS NOT THE PROBLEM …..IT IS FORMATION OF TOO MUCH ACETYLCO ENZYME A.

    HERE IS ONE OF MY EASY EXAM QUESTIONS

    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SUBSTANCES WILL CAUSE AN INCREASE OF ACETYLCOA IN THE BODY?

    A- METABOLISM OF GLUCOSE IN GLYCOLYSIS
    B- METABOLISM OF PROTEINS
    C- METABOLISM OF FATS VIA BETA OXIDATION
    D METABOLISM OF ALCOHOL
    E METABOLISM OF BOTH GLUCOGENIC AND ACETYL COA PRODUCING AMINO ACIDS
    F ALL OF THE ABOVE

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  • @ Dr GP

    If you were a good Doctor or even ½ as good as you claim,
    Practicing Doctors would be contacting you for your advice.

    If no one is contacting you for advice what does that tell you.

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  • Taxes are imposed on all imports. What the government has done is to increase the tax on most so-called sugary drinks. Is there an opportunity to implement a more aggressive holistic tax policy? There always will be.

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  • “women have controlled education since 2018.

    Therein lies the problem!!!!

    Just observing

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  • Observing,

    So….there were no problems BEFORE 2018?????

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  • Donna

    Surely by now you should’ve become aware of Observing’s modus operandi?

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  • Dear Doctor Two Mout,

    I have offered no expert advice on what causes childhood obesity. All I have said is that eating Chefette every day is a problem. Outside of a what can fit in a hamburger bun and atop a pizza, Chefette offers nothing much in the vegetable department.

    I have long stated that I will continue to eat as my recent ancestors ate and some still do, that which saw them live to a ripe old age, with minimal major ailments, until their eventual demise and that which still sustains my mother and my father (living quite well with diabetes for thirty years as did his father before him).

    You agreed with me AT THAT TIME, that it was quite acceptable so to do.

    And even more recently, you advised me that eating the many vegetables I have planted in my garden was indeed the way to go.

    P.S. I ran nowhere yesterday. I simply saw where the day was headed and decided that I had better things to do.

    Signed,
    Somebody who enjoyed yesterday and intends to enjoy today also

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  • The blogmaster is always willing to learn about things he is ignorant.

    All reputable medical sources cite fast foods which are normally high in salt, sugar, fats etc. what are we trying to say here about fast foods.

    Is there something known as unhealthy foods?

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  • Artax,

    I must confess that it has escaped me. Miss Marple must be losing some of her faculties.

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  • GP - EX SCHOLAR AND NO LONGER BU RESIDENT DR

    The blogmaster is always willing to learn about things he is ignorant.
    THIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD PLACE TO START.

    All reputable medical sources cite fast foods which are normally high in salt, sugar, fats etc.
    DEFINE
    1 All AND
    2 reputable medical sources

    NOTE THAT DR FAUCI WAS CONSIDERED A REPUTABLE SOURCE FOR COVID TOO—–BUT ONLY TO HIS BANK ACCOUNT AND THOSE WHO PAID HIM……AND MEDICAL ILLITERATES AND ERRANT POLITICIANS

    SOME OF US LOVE TO DISOBEY THE INJUNCTION IN JOHN 7:24,,,,,,,,JUDGE RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT AND NOT BY THE APPEARANCE

    I LIKE TO OBEY THE INJUNCTION OF ACTS , Chapter 17 verse 11 AND BE LIKE THE BEREANS, WHO AFTER THEY HAD
    .. received the word with all readiness of mind, THEN searched the scriptures daily, TO ASCERTAIN whether those things were so.”,

    I THINK THAT I MADE A REASONABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ISSUE WHICH IS SOUND DOCTRINE THAT CAN NOT BE REFUTED

    THE QUESTION TO BE ASKED AND ANSWERED WELL IS WHAT IS THE ROLE OF salt, sugar, fats etc. AND WHAT IS HIGH?

    I TRIED TO ASK A FEW MORE RELEVANT QUESTIONS LAST NITE AND TO POINT OUT CERTAIN TRUTHS BUT THE POST DISSAPEARED

    what are we trying to say here about fast foods.
    I AM SAYING THAT A LOT OF ILLITERATES ON CERTAIN SUBJECTS COME IN THE RUM SHOP AND JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON AND TALK RUBBISH ABOUT THINGS ABOUT WHICH THEY KNOW NAUGHT

    THAT IS WHEN I WILL ROCK AND MOCK
    BECAUSE I DONT HAVE TO COME HERE TO BE CHALLENGED BY BU SLIME AND SCUM.

    THEY ARE HUNDREDS OF DOCTORS IN BIM. WHY DONT THEY COME HERE EXCEPT WHEN THERE IS A PROBLEM THAT AILS THEM
    I CAME FROM MY FVERY FIRST POST TO TEACH AND THERE IS A LOT OF INFO HERE TO INDICATE THAT I HAVE DONE SO…UNTIL MY EFFORTS WERE MOCKED AT

    WELL I CAN ROCK AND MOCK TOO…AND I CAN DO IT BETTER THAN THOSE WHO SEEK TO MOCK ME
    SOME I IGNORE, AND SOME I CAN GET TO RANT AND RAVE………EVEN THOUGH THEY scrolling scrolling or trying to DISCREDIT ME

    MANY ” reputable medical sources” ARE QUESTIONING THE ROLE OF VEGETABLES, AS WELL AS THE FOOD PYRAMID

    THE IDIOT WILL SAY NOW THAT IS CONTROVERSIAL ANOTHER IDIOT WILL SAY IT IS COMPLEX

    Is there something known as unhealthy foods?
    THAT DEPENDS

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  • BY THE WAY I ALSO TEACH NUTRITION AT COLLEGE LEVEL
    NUTRITION IS AS YOU KNOW JUST APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY

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  • I repeat, you recently told me that eating my vegetables was the way to go.

    What kind of idiot does that make you?

    A RECENT IDIOT?

    OH LORDIE!

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  • I SAY ONCE MORE IN ENGLISH
    MANY ” reputable medical sources” ARE QUESTIONING THE ROLE OF VEGETABLES,

    AS WELL AS THE FOOD PYRAMID

    THE IDIOT WILL SAY NOW THAT IS CONTROVERSIAL ANOTHER IDIOT WILL SAY IT IS COMPLEX

    SINCE I USE VEGETABLES REGULARLY I DID LIKE THE BEREANS AND ASKED QUESTIONS AND HAVE SOUGHT TO FIND OUT WHAT WHY HOW WHEN WHY ETC I DID CUSS THE MESSENGER

    I CHECKED IF WHAT I WAS TESTING AND EXPERIMENTING ON WAS ACIEVING THE RESULTS I SOUGHT
    SINCE I TEACH BIOCHEMISTRY AND NUTRITION TO WOULD BE DIETICIANS AND WOULD BE NUTRITIONISTS I NEED TO EXAMINE WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING

    THERE IS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT THE FOOD PYRAMID AS WELL
    AND ABOUT SALT ALSO
    AND ABOUT FAT ALSO

    LET THIS THREAD DIE
    THERE IS NOTHING TO LEARN HERE

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  • Submitted by Paula Sealy
    From Santia Bradshaw to Kay McConney, Dr. Karen Best to Joy Adamson to Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, June Chandler to Sandra Phillips to Janet Phillips to Betty Alleyne-Headley, to Dr. Idamay Denny, women have controlled education since 2018.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You all forgetting Ms. Mockley was Minister of Education from way way back when (1994) and her female minions who executed her edicts were commonly known as “The Pitbulls”!!

    I recognise some of the names in this list as holdovers from that distant past.

    Women’s control of education is well over a generation old.

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  • … pitbulls don’t let go!!

    The go to the death.

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  • Ralph Boyce has a good run, what is his legacy?

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  • So the misogynists are out and about. Long has THIS WOMAN been advocating for change to adapt to changing needs or a knew understanding of our needs.

    But….all women are not the same. Just as all men are not the same.

    Often, those who rise to the top are not those who SHOULD rise to the top.

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  • In my humble opinion, our education maybe ‘free’, but has been inadequate for the longest time. Although education became accessible to all, it has never been about promoting individual strengths throughout school life. It has always been about repeat after me or else you will fail your exams. It’s about spitting out a work force, but not entrepreneurs. It has never been about recognizing that children learn in different ways. Then the anomalies which are left on the backburner is another can of worms…. As far is Cheffette sponsorship for Napsac is concerned, I see no conflict. It is my 5 star restaurant of choice. There are several healthy choices on their menu, but parents and guardians allow they offspring to make the unhealthy choices. Who keeps selling what no one is willing to buy? Only a moon donkey. One can get the soup of the day, there is a terrific salad bar, the food is yummy, rotis😋😋😋. Now if you go and buy fry chicken and chips or nuggets, don’t blame Haloute. Slim and trim at 57+ years young and not 1 gray hair yet. I luvs Cheffette😍

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  • RE Now if you go and buy fry chicken and chips or nuggets,

    WHAT EXACTLY IS WRONG WITH fry chicken and chips or nuggets?
    CAN ANYONE TEACH ME?

    RE our education maybe ‘free’, but has been inadequate for the longest time. Although education became accessible to all, it has never been about promoting individual strengths throughout school life. It has always been about repeat after me or else you will fail your exams

    HOW IS OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM SO INFERIOR TO THAT SAY IN THE USA—SAID TO BE THIE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD EVER.

    I JUST WISH THAT THE SEVERAL PROGRAMS THAT ARE OFFERED AT THE CAVE TODAY, OR AT BCC WERE AVAILABLE 40 0R 50 YEARS AGO

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  • William Skinner

    @ Paula Sealy
    Why do we assume that only men can be role models for boys? This talk about boys “ regressing” has been bandied about for the last forty years or so. It’s pure rubbish. It started to intensify as more women entered the profession and became head teachers and high level professionals in the ministry.
    And please don’t talk about only boys on the block. Statistics throughout the region is claiming that young girls are a fast growing statistic, when it comes to crime.
    There was a time, when most infant teachers were women. These women did excellent jobs in mounding both boys and girls.
    We make some very serious assertions that bear no relation to reality.
    As far as women” controlling “ education it may better to say politics controlling education.
    The Ministry of Education has always been a political hot bed no different from any hot bed ministry in the successive governments.
    As for the various Ministers of Education , the last one of any merit, was probably Dame Miller( Billie) All the rest since her have been big failures and that includes the current Prime Minister.
    In all fairness , I take the current one out the group because she’s new.
    Education is in a mess and has been for decades.
    Neither the BLP nor the DLP can lay any claim to a progressive educational policy.
    And that’s why we are now behaving like neckless chickens.

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  • William SkinnerMay 14, 2022 10:47 PM

    @ Paula Sealy
    Why do we assume that only men can be role models for boys?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We had women teachers when I was at school.

    Looking at the 1970-71 roll I find 14 women out of a complement of 46, about 30%..

    One remarkable Christian woman who I will never forget was Ms. Alleyne.

    She is up there with Heads Marshall who probably made the most lasting impression on me.

    He taught me how to rely on myself.

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  • It would be interesting to know what percentage of teachers at the various schools are male.

    Should be 50/50 in coed schools.

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  • At GP. Fry chicken and chips now and then is okay. On a regular basis it is unhealthy. It surely isn’t brain food. In my times we were outside running around, skipping, hopscotch….24/7. We made up our own games. Had to think out stuff. Nowadys you can google everything. How many are googling stuff to educate themselves? Some of the younger ones busy playing games and the older ones busy video taping all the bad that they can. Technolgy was a b&w TV if your parents could afford 1. Nowadays, it’s too much technology and less movement. The body is made to move, not to live a sedentary life.

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  • MS INNISS
    FOLK LIKE YOU AMUSE ME NO END
    PEOPLE OF YOUR ILK THINK THAT YOU KNOW IT ALL……..AND THAT YOU CAN TEACH ME ANYTHING AT ALL. ABOUT THIS.
    I KNOW ALL ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID ABOVE

    THEN I WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL—TWICE! AND TEACH NUTRITION AND READ UP ABOUT IT REGULARLY.
    SO THAT I CAN COME ON BU FOR MORONS LIKE YOU TO TEACH ME A LITTLE YOU THINK YOU KNOW
    WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

    THEY ARE MANY WHO EAT FRIED CHICKEN AND CHIPS DAILY AND ARE AS SLIM AS A TWIG WITH PERFECT HEART FUNCTION. AND THERE IS A LOT OF INFO BELIEVED ABOUT FAT IN THE DIET THAT IS NO LONGER IN VOGUE, JUST AS IT IS WITH SUGAR, IE GLUCOSE.

    GO AND DO SOME READING AND STOP TALKING RUBBISH.
    HAVE YOU READ AND UNDERSTOOD ANYTHING I HAVE SAID ABOVE? ANYTHIING AT ALL? OR DO YOU THINK THAT I AM JUST ANOTHER BASIC SCIENCE ILLITERATE LIKE MOST OF THE BETPAENIC BRIMBLERS WHO BRAY HERE DAILY?

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  • At GP. I find you amusing too. Some doctors and some people of your ilk have egos larger than the entire world. If I had listened to some of you all I would be popping pills all like now.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Luckily, my destiny is not in your hands.

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  • MS INNISS
    THIS IS NOT ABOUT EGO.
    THIS IS ABOUT KNOWING THE BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES , ABOUT RESEARCH AND NOT JUST ACCEPTING RUBBISH THAT IS BANDED ABOUT .

    THIS IS ABOUT FOLLOWING THE WAY OF THE BEREANS AND CHECKING TO SEE IF THE RUBBISH THAT IS BANDED ABOUT CONCERNING FAT AND SALT AND SUGAR IS TRUE, OR NOT……..AND WHY……..OR WHY NOT.

    THIS IS ABOUT EXPERIENCING BY AN EXPERIMENTING INTER ALIA

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