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When is a teacher unqualified, @TristramHuntMP?

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The question to be addressed in this short post is prompted by statements made on a number of occasions by…

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Why do teachers go on strike?

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When is a teacher unqualified, @TristramHuntMP?

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4 Reasons Why Teach First Might Be A Good Idea (& 22 Reasons Why It Might Not)

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Given recent political limelight-sharing speeches, and education news media puff pieces, we thought it important to restore some...

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Where’s Wally? How To Spot A Corporate Education Reformer

A further excerpt, this time from the writings of another strong critic of the corporate education reform movement,...

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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,...

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The NeverEnding Story of Educational Reform: UK PM Callaghan’s Ruskin College Speech, Oct 1976

For those who think Gove or any other politician is the answer to our educational problems (whatever they...

Mar 27 2012 / Comments Off / Read More »
Primary Education
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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 »
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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
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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 »
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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 »
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Is The Result Of This Systematic Review Of Teacher Merit Pay A Foregone Conclusion?

On March 1st 2013 it was announced at the Campbell Collaboration that a systematic review of merit pay...

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What Makes Daniel Willingham A Scientist?

“Our curriculum is based on years of analysis of the world’s most successful school systems, from east Asia...

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