Only if you're a Labour politician. To: Department for Education Home Education 210289 Barry Sheerman To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to collect information on the (a) number, (b) religion and (c) ethnicity of children being homeschooled in … [Read more...] about Home education on the rise – a cause for concern?
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This isn't really news, because it's not new. It seems to be fairly endemic throughout all levels of government. For example, this wonderful exchange between the Chairman of the Select Committee and the then Education Secretary, Michael Gove. Q98 Chair: One is: if "good" requires pupil … [Read more...] about News: Dept of Education official fails to understand concept of average
I read an excerpt of Frank Cottrell Boyce's David Fickling lecture in the guardian yesterday, and it stuck with me all day. I have to say I think he's completely wrong. Schools aren't destroying the power of stories. It's far far worse than that. The particular bit of his lecture echoing … [Read more...] about Have you got your Reading Eyes open?
Unlike my normal posts, this is not spoiler free. So if you've not yet seen the Doctor Who episode The dark side of the moon with Peter Capaldi and you want to without knowing the story, I suggest you click away now. Still here? Good. The moon. Image is from public domain … [Read more...] about Doctor Who, the moon and home education.
That's the sound of your civil liberties eroding. Back in April the ECJ (european court of justice?) ruled that a part of our current legislation, the Data Retention Directive, was breaching human rights with regards to privacy. Our government's response is to attempt to rush through emergency … [Read more...] about Drip, drip, drip….