Tag: Education

Oxford Dodged A Bullet Here…

Helen Price, writing in the ‘Guardian’ last year, about turning down Oxford to go to Yale: Cash-starved UK universities cannot compete with the funding opportunities offered by US colleges, whose wealthy alumni throw donations at their alma maters. Yale’s $19.4…

Get ‘em Young…

It’s a frequent theme in libertarian and right wing circles (pooh-poohed, of course, by the progressives) that the long march through our institutions is coming to fruition. This chilling little article in the ‘Guardian’ shows you just how deep the…

The Three ‘R’s Are Passé…

Peter Wilby on PISA (no, not the leaning tower): The triennial results from the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), due on Tuesday but trailed in the Sunday press, have become education’s equivalent of the football World Cup. And the performance…

”There may be trouble, ahead…”

The Anaphylaxis Campaign has successfully lobbied for all schools to be required by law to support pupils with allergies. As the announcement was made in Parliament, Oswaldtwistle teacher Domenico Sanna said it was great news for youngsters struggling with severe…

Attention-Seeker Gets Attention…

Like thousands of people around the country, I waited eagerly for news of the royal arrival this week. There is no denying that Kate’s pregnancy has been the most celebrated bump in the UK, much scrutinised over the past nine…

Well, This Idea Sounds Nuts!

Campaigners are calling for the topic to be included in the national curriculum… Oh, what now? Well, would you believe, mental health? … and for schools to provide counselling and support to any young person that needs it. Around one…

Yet More Wacky Curriculum Requests…

Children should get lessons in prison life to stop them becoming involved in crime, according to the Duke of Westminster’s daughter. Lady Edwina Grosvenor, who has dedicated her life to prison reform, today called for the classes to be included…

“Don’t Look At Me!”

Members of both the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT are picketing the entrance to the Littlehampton Academy today (April 17) ahead of further walkouts in the coming weeks. The unions decided on the strike action after “months”…

Don’t Laugh At The Funny Yanks…

…we aren’t that far behind them: According to MSNBC, Fox News Baltimore, and a host of other media outlets, the latest case of OMG (oh my gosh, or perhaps it should be called “oh my guns”) an incident involving Josh…