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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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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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The Governance of Doom

Okay, so we know that our schools/hospitals/services are in an abysmal state – how shall we attempt to deal with this? The answer is obvious: league tables. This is, of course, lunacy. We already know that it’s all rubbish – … Continue reading

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