His shock exit was in the wake of behind-the-scenes rows over Vanessa Feltz replacing Sarah Kennedy - a move seen as the station dumbing down
So-called dumbing down
has made real stars out of people such as Claire Sweeney and Brian Dowling.
This is an example of dumbing down
of education, and the fact that our high schools are not doing their job.
A STORM over dumbing down
erupted yesterday after official figures revealed pass grades for school Sats tests have fallen in the past decade.
Alan Smithers, a professor of education from Liverpool University, claimed universities were dumbing down
in response to Government pressure to widen access to students who struggle.
But the reason behind not dumbing down
the play was more philosophical.
Certainly he was at pains yesterday to dismiss accusations that by moving to a later slot he was in fact dumbing down
the BBC news service.
A NEW storm erupted last night over claims education standards are dumbing down
as official figures revealed the pass grade for Sats tests has fallen in the past decade.
Mr Packham added: 'It is easy to talk about dumbing down
and Mickey Mouse courses but it doesn't stand up under scrutiny at all.
The Tory leader said: ``Egalitarianism means making our children more equal by dumbing down
our education system to the point where standards become meaning less because everyone can achieve them.
Being There'' A superbly pitched satire that gently but with utter ruthlessness skewers the Media Age dumbing down
of our national debate.
TV BOSSES came under fire yesterday for dumbing down