Monthly Archives: May 2014

To Kill Indoctrination and Censorship

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This weekend we’ve seen yet more covert meddling in education from politicians. You’d think we would be used to this by now! The examination board OCR announced that they will be dropping American books and plays from their GCSE English … Continue reading

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Crushed: Jack Dee’s schooldays, and how he found his Element

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Why do so many of the guests on BBC Radio 4s “Desert Island Discs” talk about distressing and shocking experience of school? Why do so many who will never achieve prominence or celebrity status also do likewise? “Is it because … Continue reading

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Our Day Out (at the DfE)

Originally posted on Love Learning….:
I wasn’t quite sure why I got an invitation to consult/consort with civil servants and a minister at the DfE yesterday, but when the email came through, I booked my train tickets as fast as…

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Over to You, Tristram

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The Guardian Education Manifesto article yesterday has provided plenty of food for thought – for us, at least. We hope it’s had a similar effect on Tristram Hunt and his team within the Labour Party. Neither David Blunkett’s review of … Continue reading

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In My Manifesto . . .

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In today’s Guardian Education – twenty snapshots of mini-manifestos written by a selection of thoughtful educationalists . . . and Toby Young. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/13/in-my-manifesto-education-policy-ideas-2015 What to do with the Y factor? Why pay any attention to it? This man is more … Continue reading

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