According to the Guardian and the today programme this morning
"Schools are doing a thriving trade in violin, flute, guitar and recorder lessons, but they are too often dominated by middle-class girls".
It's not often, oh fiddlesticks it is almopst daily, that I find myself staring slack jawed at the radio in the morning.
What I didn't fully understand was what the problem with this was. It was the complaint that some instruments were male dominated and some female. And?
"I am sorry Sharon, but the female quota for the flute is taken, you have to learn French Horn". Somebody please explain what earthly good the report will do. Reports by their nature make reccomendations. And recomendations are, for some unknown reason taken seriously. In this case I can see gender mainstreaming and horizontal objectives surrounding the fat boy with the triangle.