Tag Archives: Will Hutton

Narrowing the Gap and Cultural Entitlement

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In his most recent article, Will Hutton, has drawn attention to the significant problem of narrowing the gap between affluent and financially disadvantaged young people being accepted into university. Needless to say, the figures are startling yet unsurprising. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/17/university-access-unfair-poor-students-inequality-fees?CMP=twt_gu “From … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband and Improving Education

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Regardless of the work we do, or the profession we belong to, or the status we have in life, we can all aspire to spiritual intelligence, to ethical behaviour, to clear and positive values, and to virtuous living. This is … Continue reading

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Moral Compasses and Purposes

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How often do we hear certain words and phrases and have only a fairly vague idea about their meaning without really paying attention to the detail of what someone is saying? What do we actually mean by “moral compass” or … Continue reading

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Responses to Will Hutton on Accountability in the Teaching Profession

Careers in Teaching – Responses to Will Hutton There are a number of letters in the Observer today responding to Will Hutton’s article in last Sunday’s paper, “Teachers: Stop Being Defensive”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/feb/19/observer-big-issue-graduates-teaching Bruce Ross Smith writes that Will Hutton is … Continue reading

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More on Ofsted, Thanks to Will Hutton

In today’s Observer Will Hutton published a strange and disappointing column on the subject of education, with particular reference to achievement, attainment, Ofsted and the new Chief Inspector. Whilst reading these extracts bear in mind the idea of a “no-excuses culture” … Continue reading

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