Category Archives: Education

Another wrong won’t make it right

When I began to train as a teacher, one of the first texts I was required to read contained this old saw about the potential for logical fallibility: All dogs have four legs; This cat has four legs; Therefore, this … Continue reading

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Into the light

I have a new post up at Independent Political Bloggers this morning loosely connected to reality the welcome prospect of dodgy climate change ‘science’ being removed from the national curriculum.

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Decline and Fall: No 9 in an occasional series

The Daily Telegraph reports that a Warwickshire primary school has reprimanded two seven year-old boys for playing at being soldiers. According to the article: Teachers broke up the imaginary classroom shoot-out and contacted the youngsters’ parents, warning them that such … Continue reading

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Educated guest work

Late last year, the nation was gripped by the tale of Mary Bale, the infamous Cat Bin Woman. She was recorded – by a privately owned CCTV system – stopping to stroke a cat before picking it up, opening a … Continue reading

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A tale of two reports

Today’s Daily Mail includes an article about Save the Children’s annual report “State of the World’s Mothers” (whaaat?) which concludes that in terms of children’s well-being, Britain lags behind Estonia and 21 other developed countries. The study is apparently based … Continue reading

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Suffer the little children..

Following on from the Social Farming post yesterday, today we have a report from the government’s ‘new behaviour tsar’ (what?!), Charlie Taylor, a ‘leading head teacher’ who is presumably well-qualified in the fashionable mores of state indoctrination education. The numbers … Continue reading

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Social Farming

Chief amongst my recurring niggles is the consistent failure of our political class to address structural issues: instead they prefer to apply quick, ideological fixes to the symptoms of our malaise. One of the greatest casualties of this approach has … Continue reading

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