What we tend to do in
German jokes that maybe I would have laughed off, now that I live here- especially in a place as forward thinking as Berlin- theyve really started to bug me.
Chatting to Skrufff, the former college lecturer turned international DJ lashed Britains education system also reacted angrily when asked about the expression those that can do, those that cant, teach, storming I hate that expression, it tells us a lot about the worst sides of the UK mindset. Education is so undervalued in
We berate them for failing at the same time as we starve them of resources and expect them to work for a pittance out of some sense of public service, he continued, And then we say that huge pay in the commercial sector is necessary to attract the most talented people to the job. As an index of how civilised a country is you should look at the size of the prison population and the status accorded to educators. The
The prolifically busy producer also dismissed suggestions that Berlins low cost lifestyle encourages laziness, though cheerfully admitted he sees himself as someone with an intermittent work ethic.
Just before I moved here, someone else referred to
On the other hand there are people here who are getting to design clothes, run shops or make records for a living and survive that would struggle doing it elsewhere. The stress of constantly worrying about where your rent is coming from is not necessarily conducive to doing good work anyway.
Ewans (excellent) mix CD Ewan Pearson: Sci Fi Hi Fi Volume One, is out now on Soma Records.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)