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‘In this life, we want nothing but Facts, sir; nothing but Facts!’

This year is the 160th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, and it remains as...

Apr 23 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Does the UK Economy really need ‘10,000 extra science graduates’?

The Royal Academy of Engineering report, Jobs and Growth: the Importance of Engineering Skills to the UK Economy,...

Oct 2 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
Primary Education

Teach First Public Relations Week

Good to see that the ‘charity’ known as Teach First is hard at work. Now that they’ve got...

Mar 9 2011 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Only literacy test scores ‘fall short’

“Ofsted inspectors say literacy standards ‘fall short'”, the Beeb reports. This simply isn’t true. What has really fallen...

Nov 14 2010 / 2 Comments / Read More »
Secondary Education

Admissions Statistics Don’t Show There Are Too Few Good Schools

Yet more creative reading of official statistics by a UK government minister. More than 79,000 children missed out...

Mar 17 2011 / 1 Comment / Read More »

Schools And Teachers Can Help Spot The Signs

Nearly one in five secondary school children in the UK have been severely abused or neglected during childhood,...

Feb 15 2011 / Comments Off / Read More »
John Dewey, 1902

John Dewey on the “Commercialised” Use of Applied Science

“It is an incident of human history, and a rather appalling incident, that applied science has been so...

Jul 6 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

Lessons from London Schools, Self-Promotion and the Myth of Education Research

We were a little undecided as to whether or not to write this post because of the youthfulness...

Jun 30 2014 / Comments Off / Read More »

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