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Category Archives: Education
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
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.
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
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
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
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