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Kathleen Sharp: Who Ripped Off Los Angeles for $1 Billion?

Journalist Kathleen Sharp summarizes the incredible iPad fiasco in Los Angeles in Salon. The article is called “Rotten to the Core.” Let’s face it: the gold rush is on, and tech companies will clean up. 1,182 more words


Boris Johnson Mourns Loss of Grammar Schools

Boris Johnson has appeared to challenge Conservative education policy by criticising the “destruction of grammar schools”.

The Mayor of London urged Mr Cameron to reconsider the creation of new grammar schools because “social mobility has declined”. 40 more words


Why Chinese pupils fare so much better than ours in the UK

Southampton University have published research to show that Chinese children do much better than their counterparts in the UK in terms of educational achievement. Both UK and Chinese children sat the same test and the Chinese results were 83 and 87% on average compared to the UK kids at a terrible 56 and 66%. 1,357 more words


What's all this about adverbial clauses then? Yawn!-Boring?

Someone said that education when is what is left over when you have forgotten most of what you were actually taught.

A Grammar School was supposed to have versed its pupils in the diligent study and understanding of basic linguistic structures. 860 more words


The musings of Dominic Cummings

The musings of Dominic Cummings – it’s science, but not as we know it!

In an article entitled “Don’t let the schools revolution go unfinished” in The Times of 1 September, Dominic Cummings returns to his attack on just about everyone in education excepting himself and Michael Gove. 765 more words

Grammar Schools

It’s good enough for the likes of you

Anyone who thinks comprehensive schools (a subject to which I will no doubt return, as I’m rather obsessed by them) are a good idea (or, perhaps, a grotesquely, breathtakingly stupid one) almost certainly didn’t go to one. 269 more words