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  1. Wistful Reminisces
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  2. Don Duckman
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    I like to think of its as investigative forumology.
     
  3. Donal Cozzie
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    Lol, Hackney Downs must've been the school you were on about, it closed in 1995 so I assumed you graduated in 1994.....

    Anyway man you neednt worry, typing Hackney Downs 1994 class photos onto google has probably got me onto a government watch list so Im gonna quit while ahead. Any consolation endy found my facebook page and hell you probably have as well.

    Funny, google images has some photos, you could be in one of em :p

    We'll never know....
     
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    Nah, @Donal Cozzie, it's Homerton's.

    975 k embezzled
    In 2004

    So 2003 is the answer
     
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    Those are kids booing at the idea of going to Homerton because their previous school closed down.

     
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    would rate this funny if i wasnt feeling violated....
     
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    Yeah, posted later it was for @Donal Cozzie :D
     
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    Already read that article lmao, it says it was closed in 1995 elsewhere......
     
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    Tbh, you gave way too many details :D
     
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/school-closure-greeted-with-boos-by-pupils-1536711.html

    So Elraja's dad's name is Farouk.....
     
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    I have work in 5 hours and I just spent 5 minutes on @ElRaja 's school....
     
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    Haha, sorry about that.
     
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    Same LMAO.

    Love how a random small slip of info at 11pm invokves this much activity.

    We're all just waiting for each other to slip up...
     
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    3 am here :D
     
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    Btw, @ElRaja, do you have Homerton's written on your LinkedIn? :p
     
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    @ElRaja I swear to God I did not plan this, I asked you to elaborate as I was genuinely curious as to the stories, nothing more.

    I shall make my leave now.
     
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    That better not actually be you lol, I'll edit if it is
     
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    From the page


    I think we can rule this guy out.......
     
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    Seriously WR stop, going too far
     
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    Based on the English being worse than @Don Quixote 's or him saying he's hard working? :D
     
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    Lol, I only posted this coz it's evidently not @ElRaja. Either that or he has serious language problems that somehow disappear on CS. Saw that link on my one and only google search for the school lol
     
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    On topic: Problem with the idea of creating grammar schools where talented kids from poor neighbourhoods can go is that those that remain behind in the bad schools will perform even worse without having those kids lifting them up.
     
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    Do kids lift each other up though? I don't feel I've ever lifted anyone up, but I'm pretty sure idiots did drag me down when I had the displeasure of attending the evening shift at a certain college in Karachi
     
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    We are talking about smart kids, I thought that implicity excluded you.
     
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    Just realised you can actually find my LinkedIn from the Info I've given here. That's just depressing

    Profile now private :)
     
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    Btw, who the hell is Aisha Bawani?
     
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    Crap college near work with lots of history
     
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    id never put that on my linkedin, after realising what a huge let down it is when people realise its not this place

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homerton_College,_Cambridge

    i think its best to leave it off....

    but is it justified if it hampers the progress of the smarter students. there is no doubt in my experience, book intelligent kids are more likely to fall into the wrong crowd and lose their way from peer pressure than street smart hoodrats are likely to discover the joys of education.

    jeezus lord a mercy what are you posting @Don Duckman like seriously i never saw that before, and theres so much i could say about that, but i dare not...
     
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    Look at it this way, we're trying so hard to find you because we love you so much......
     
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    Yeah, that's true too. And going to a school with rich kids (even if you are poor) opens tremendous opportunities. I'm on the opposite end of you, I came from an immigrant family (not too rich) but went to one of the best schools in the country with children of politicians, industrials etc... and it has definitely helped me in life. Though I also felt a bit isolated. And I felt it was too strict and stiffled creativity.

    I'm really curious tbh, that place sounds fascinating. Like an urban jungle. That's why I googled it when you talked about the embezlment.
     
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    it was, i hid the truth about it every day cos i knew otherwise my parents would crap themselves and send me to a school far away, everything else was at least a 30 min bus ride away. it was boys only, and majority immigrant (or second gen) black and asian. its primary use was keeping boys off the street. it was built like a prison, and we were always trying to escape, quite successfully (wire cutters) i might add too.

    but fascinating is not a word id use, im still bitter about going there, think it was a total waste of time, but ive been lucky at times and on a school teachers advice i chose a college which was everything this place wasnt and it helped get my life back on track.
     
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    Bit of a contradiction no?
     
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    no, at the time i was just settling in, making friends, the thought of moving and re doing all that was not attractive, in hindsight, when i realised how abnormal that environment was, i realised what a waste it was. bitter in general, for not having known better i guess, not aimed at anyone.
     
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    Tbh, I think it's like that everywhere in Europe with working class/immigrant neighbourhoods. I have heard the schools in the Parisian banlieue are literal hells. One of the big disservice pakistanis do to their kids is all regrouping in the same neighbourhoods between themselves. But then again, those are the neighbourhoods where housing is cheap so naturally an immigrant can only afford to live there. For white people or rich upper middle class people, they will expressly choose the best schools for their kids and then drop them everyday by car if it's too far/send them to boarding if it's not an option. Or just look at the best neighbourhoods and best schools when buying a house. Do everything necessary to get the kid into the best primary school. And just like that, at the age of 6-7, there is already a big divide in potential. In the UK, there is the added problem of having the money to pay for the best schools.
     

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