A school inspector reports on Hogwarts

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was rated “unsatisfactory” by Ofsted (British government school inspectors), reports Life, Teaching and Other Distractions.

Teaching is old-fashioned. Students are weak in literacy and numeracy and poorly behaved. Students play an “incredibly dangerous” sport. “Looking at the records, the House Championship has been corrupt for some time, with clear preferential treatment given to some houses over others.”

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