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"Lies, damned lies and statistics" (edited version in The Fiji Times, 9 May 2015)

“Lies, damned lies and statistics”
– Mark Twain (perhaps)

Professor Wadan Narsey
(edited version in The Fiji Times, 9 May 2015)

Educationists know that the quality of a school is not just determined by examination results, but also how well they give children a well-rounded education to help them meet challenges of life (economic, political, and social including culture, the arts, music and sports). 1,658 more words

A0 2015

A fall in GCSE results is not a lowering of standards, and vice versa

Sometimes, particularly with an interviewer as clever as Andrew Marr, you have to wonder if journalists are being deliberately stupid. Sunday morning, interviewing Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, Marr pursued an angle that started out as rightly questioning some figures but ended up just seeming deliberately obtuse at best. 453 more words

Politics

Some good news from the Christian Institute on the School Standards – Government in partial climbdown over school standards.

Prayer does works.

UK

Kids are NOT Pill Boxes. By David Reid Otey

Kids are NOT Pill Boxes. By David Reid Otey

Pill boxes are nice for organizing the right pills for the right days and for the right times. 552 more words

School Standards 'British Values' - Prayer Request

From the Christian Institute:

Dear supporter,

There is increasing evidence that the new school standards, which require the active promotion of British values, are a powerful mandate for promoting political correctness. 234 more words

UK

Why It Is Unlikely That I Will Ever Become a Curriculum Guru

Most of the 20+ years that I have taught have been dedicated to elementary Physical Education.  When I am in the gym, scrambling to shift and adjust equipment between classes, playing my eclectic mix of 70’s –  90’s pop, and doing a cartwheel on my way to pick up the next class, then I am in my element.  697 more words

Education

Be true to your school

A letter sent to pupils at a Lancashire primary school along with their key stage two test results has gone viral on social media sites.

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Culture