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Standards In English Schools Part I: The introduction of the National Curriculum and GCSEs

The Introduction to this series of blogs, HERE, sets out the background and goals.

There are many different senses in which people discuss ‘standards’. Sometimes they mean an overall judgement on the performance of the system as judged by an international test like PISA. 11,621 more words

UK Politics

When is proof by contradiction necessary?

It’s been a while since I have written a post in the “somewhat philosophical” category, which is where I put questions like “How can one statement be stronger than an another, equivalent, statement?” This post is about a question that I’ve intended for a long time to sort out in my mind but have found much harder than I expected. 1,390 more words

Somewhat Philosophical

Emi reblogged this on Pathological Handwaving and commented:

Great post on Gower's blog on when contradiction is appropriate. The first comment by Tao lends additional considerations to the post with a reference to non self-defeating objects!