Source: Oxfam. Seriously. 5 families are wealthier than 12.6 MILLION people put together. Does this strike you as a good idea? And it appears that the welfare state created after the second world war, to even out the chances of all of society, to provide health care, actual affordable … [Read more...] about The one on inequality, basic income and anger.
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It's for Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted. And Michael Gove. And all the other idiots politicians who appear to feel they know what children need regardless of what people who actually know children say. Did you see this? In the telegraph apparently he's talking about a checklist. Parents … [Read more...] about I'm making a list
As I blogged last week, Tigerboy is a mostly silent child. After listening to what everyone had to say about his communication, I decided I would pop in to see the health visitors, who hold a handy drop in session in our local library. They weren't very busy - there was one little boy ahead of us … [Read more...] about Early intervention anyone?
So, I was on twitter last night, as I oh so often am. And I saw a link to a guardian article about the year of code initiative. My response? https://twitter.com/liveotherwise/status/432316953576112128 I do urge you to go read the guardian article. I'm not sure it would be good for my blood … [Read more...] about Year of code? Please no.
So last week I had a rare night out, and on the way home on the train, I spotted discussion of a proposal to extend school times to 45 hours a week, 45 weeks a year. I assumed this was a joke. Amazingly, it isn't. I bought the Sun a couple of days later (for the Lidl voucher, I don't read it!) … [Read more...] about School for 45 weeks? You're having a laugh.