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Champion Teachers

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Champion: winner, hero, victor, conqueror, warrior, patron, guardian. The Guardian’s “Long Read” often contains interesting articles on a variety of subjects. This week, spread over three pages, it posed the question, “Could this man transform your child’s education?” [On the … Continue reading

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“More than a checklist of competences” – Guardian editorial on education

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Still feeling dismayed by the hard-line ‘traditionalist’ element at the London Festival of Education (#LFE15) we invite readers to insert the word ‘schools’ wherever ‘universities’ and ‘higher education’ occur in this recent Guardian editorial: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/27/guardian-view-on-higher-education-beyond-bean-counters The noble idea that a … Continue reading

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GCSEs: Which Side Are You On?

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First the good news. The Guardian published an article this week posing the question, “What is the point of GCSEs?” http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/aug/19/are-gcses-still-relevant-education-training-age-18 It has followed this up with a column in todays’s paper written by Peter Wilby:   GCSEs are obsolete … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and One Nation Education

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Ed Miliband has an article in todays’ Guardian that looks forward to his Hugo Young lecture this evening. This could be another important step forward for Ed and for his party. Let’s hope it’s a step in the right direction. … Continue reading

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Free Schools, Secrecy and Freedom of Information

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Question: Do you have any idea why certain Free School applicants were given funding and approval to open whilst others were not? Of course you don’t. Nobody knows – apart from a small circle of government ministers and their senior … Continue reading

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The Rights, Lefts and Wrongs of Education

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Education is powerful. Education is political. It has to be.  It can enable us to tackle inequalities or it can perpetuate injustice. It can inspire children to learn or it can stultify their enjoyment of learning for life. Education can … Continue reading

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What the Papers Don’t Say – about Education

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Earlier this week, we asked educators to unite against the onslaught of political interference in education and the continuation of an education system described by Sir Ken Robinson as 19th Century paradigm. We need something new, not revamped or “reformed”. … Continue reading

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Reinventing Education – Some “Truly Radical Options”

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It’s been a good day for progressive teachers, parents, students and educationalists who see the need to reinvent our systems of education in countries like the UK and the USA – and not simply “reform” them. In the space of … Continue reading

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