Cameron’s Choice

David Cameron, Tory leader, is today quoted as calling for the creation of a ‘teaching elite’. EducationState would like to remind Dave that to teachers and many people teaching is ALREADY an elite profession just as much as being a lawyer and doctor. It is the strategy of both main UK parties to peddle the […]

Licence to Teach or a Licence for a Robot?

The NUT has been asking its members to voice their opposition to proposed teaching licences to send in postcards. To be renewed every five years, licences are intended to improve teaching and weed out the bad apples. Teachers and unions are up in arms about this as they see it as yet more paperwork and […]

Return of Class War

We at EducationState have written of the trials and tribulations of staff and students in education but we think that of all news commented on in recent times the new university entrance exams in the UK are purely and simply an attempt to turn back the clock to the days of educational elitism. Widely reported […]

New Labour to De-Nationalise Education

It has been revealed in The Guardian that from next year (2008/9) the running of Education will be placed in the hands of locally-appointed councillors, experts and teachers doing away with over 150 years of state control. Explaining the volte-face Ed Balls MP, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, explained that “the time […]

Institute for Learning (or Leaving?!)

EducationState doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry about Ed Balls-Up’s new money-wasting, bureaucratic-ridden, job-for-the-boys initiative described below: “Over 2,000 teachers and trainers have registered as members of the Institute for Learning (IfL) since its new website and online registration facility went live on Saturday 1 September 2007, increasing the professional body’s membership to nearly […]


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