Category Archives: Education

Free School Farce

So it seems that, in the face of continuing austerity and deepening cuts to public spending, Philip Hammond has managed to find hundreds of millions of pounds to splurge on Theresa May’s pet project: free schools. One of the supposed … Continue reading

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Prison Factories

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has set out details of his scheme to set up factories in prisons. The idea is apparently to get criminals into “lawful constructive employment.” Shadow Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan and the GMB union … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Illiterati

There may be some sense in the government’s decision to increase the cost of using the postal service in readiness for privatisation – it seems to go hand-in-hand with the previous decisions to close all the libraries, dismantle education in … Continue reading

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Joined-up Marketing

I’ve never been one to criticise corporate strategy but I think that I may have just spotted a fairly significant blind-spot in the thinking of a certain major supermarket leviathan. In order to thank you for helping to make them … Continue reading

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Preparing Students for the Real World

In recent weeks, various examination boards have been criticised for setting impossible questions in two exams and a multiple choice question with a choice of only incorrect answers in a third. Additionally, one board issued a marking scheme which was … Continue reading

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