Tag Archives: Simon Jenkins

#KidsStrike3rdMay – Let Kids Be Kids

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We can’t let #KidsStrike3rdMay go by without publishing a blog post on this superb intiative that’s put high stakes tests back on England’s national agenda. “Sats are making learning nit-picky and joyless “: One parent’s open letter explaining why she … Continue reading

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Chinese School and Testing Factories

Just when you think our media can sink no lower in its coverage of education in Britain the BBC comes up with a new series it calls “Are our kids tough enough? Chinese School” – to be screened from 9.00 … Continue reading

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Birmingham, the Country and the Powers of the Secretary of State

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The disastrous and destructive situation in the “Trojan Horse” schools in Birmingham has been highly reported over the last few weeks. Stories of extremism, control for power, bullying, manipulation of the truth, imposition of ideologies that don’t consider the all-round … Continue reading

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Local Education, Locally Managed – Response to Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins’ recent article on the state of education in England is something of a mixed bag. What is absolutely right is his account of decades of political interference in education. “Both parties share the blame for this confusion. For … Continue reading

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The Future of Teaching

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Do you have a general vision of what education and lifelong learning should be about? What did you personally learn yesterday? How did you learn it? Did you learn things that someone else wanted you to learn? Did you learn … Continue reading

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Key Concepts for the Learning Revolution

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Today we’re presenting a concise summary of some very fundamental and some very practical ideas about teaching, learning and schooling in the 21st Century. Soon, apparently in the new year, England’s Minister for Education, who happens to be a Scot, … Continue reading

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