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Herald editorial a little gem

I have read education editorials for around 60 years, and when I haven’t clenched my teeth on a face-cloth to hold myself back from expletives, I have sent away furious responses. 433 more words

Education Policy

Where are they now?

I took this photo at Keleti Railway Station in Budapest on 10th September 2015. This was the time a wave of refugees came into Budapest looking for a route through to other parts of Europe. 171 more words

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Sir Patricio Grinch, Wekiu Tomata, Weary Gardener, and Tugger, the then PM

I think that one of the problems we have with the education galumphs who have proselytised Tomorrow’s Schools and its anti-democratic philosophy is that because of the damage it has wrought on the fabric of New Zealand society especially the children of the poor, also on its sense of democracy, we have been distracted from recognising what a Snarkian lot they are. 1,634 more words

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'Merry Fucking Christmas'

Merry fucking Christmas’ – the words in a text message I received from my daughter, as she responded to being told she was ‘no longer required’ as a Teaching Assistant (TA) at the school in the East End of London where she has worked all term. 881 more words

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World class educators deserve better.

This past week, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD) released the results of its much-lauded Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests. These tests are given across 72 countries every three years to measure 15-year-old students’ proficiency in certain subject areas, including Math, reading and Science. 1,171 more words

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Attack! 98 I went to a wonderful course on future-focused schools

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 115 more words

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Attack! 97 She’s resigned: looking back with despair

Welcome to ATTACK! 

ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum.

ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. 113 more words

Education Policy