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Striving for Excellence: Do the Shanghai Lessons Have More To Offer Our Schools?*

The Chinese city of Shanghai has a school system that produces students who soar far above the rest.  On the 2009 and 2012 Programme of International Student Achievement (PISA) 772 more words

Education Research

Britain needs to leave the EU and embrace the modern era of globalisation

Remain campaigners are keen to portray all Brexiteers as nostalgic dinosaurs with a narrow perspective, yet nothing exposes their own blinkered mindset more than the tired canard that leaving the EU in favour of the EEA would mean having no say over the rules of the market. 1,455 more words

European Union

On food standards, Codex Alimentarius is the top table

David Cameron and the Remain campaign say that our place is at the “top table” in order to pursue our national interest, and that includes the EU. 1,767 more words

European Union

We need a trade agreement with the EU, we cannot trade under WTO rules alone

The WTO “fallback option” is very popular with many influential eurosceptic figures who wrongfully believe we can undo forty years of integration with the EU simply by… 2,211 more words

Domestic Politics

CCCMC and the OECD Draft Guidelines for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains in China

The China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC), in close cooperation with the multi-national Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has posted, for public comment, a draft of… 278 more words

Government Relations

Knowledge Matters: Why is the Core Knowledge Curriculum Experiencing a Revival?

An 87-year-old education reformer from the Land of Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia is now taking education in the United Kingdom by storm.  Since being rediscovered by former British Education Secretary… 1,047 more words

Comparative School Reform - North America

NEWS Astrology and the System

by Adrian Ross Duncan, posted date  January 5, 2015

At a time when there is an economic crisis in the world it does not seem to be a very good idea to have aspirations to be an astrologer… 1,944 more words