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A future for our grandchildren?

A future for our grandchildren?

As 2014 dawned, I got to thinking, as you do, about what happened in 2013. And then, as you also do at this time of the year, I started pondering…

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What is education for?

What is education for?

My blood would be boiling if I wasn't on the blood pressure pills. First, following a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development…

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Abolish the league tables

Abolish the league tables

So Michael Gove has pretty much accused certain schools of boosting their position on these infernal, meaningless league tables by including too many vocational courses. Subjects such as nail technology…

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Girls and boys

Girls think they are cleverer and more hard-working than boys from the age of four, according to a recent study. In Gender Expectations and Stereotype Threat, academics at the University…

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Boys' achievements declining in schools?

Boys' achievements declining in schools?

I read with some concern the other day about the new series featuring choirmaster Gareth Malone. The first thing that got alarm bells ringing was that the programme has absolutely…

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