Teaching

Janet Downs's picture
04.12.16 by
Take a break from Christmas preparations. Try our LSN Advent quiz about events in the world of education in 2016. Questions 1-9 all relate to 2016.... Read more
This is a very important publication by Reclaiming Schools/NUT. It is about the corruption and degradation of the primary school curriculum in... Read more
1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children? The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests, such that... Read more
After the EU referendum I wrote an article which began by drawing attention to comments made by Conservative Party elder statesman, former Chancellor... Read more
Schools minister Nick Gibb didn’t wait to make a speech before citing research by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) which supposedly damned... Read more
‘…findings provide firm evidence with which to challenge the progressive style of project-based learning.’ The Times , 5 November 2016 (behind... Read more
( Posted on behalf of Trevor Fisher ) Forty years ago this autumn the Labour Prime Minister, James Callaghan, gave a speech at Ruskin College in... Read more
My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools is... Read more
Does your family make you smarter? by James Flynn Book Review by Roger Titcombe James Flynn is an internationally respected, towering figure in the... Read more
This is a short version of the full article which appears here I will address these issues in the reverse order that they appear in the title. The... Read more
In the autumn of 1973, an article by Milton Friedman appeared in the New York Times . Entitled ‘Selling Schools like Groceries’, the piece was part... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
Emma Bishton's picture
23.07.16 by
It's been a busy couple of weeks. No I don't mean trying to keep up with the headlines or the fallout from the headlines, though I can't say that isn... Read more
I have the consent of 'Disappointed Idealist' to write an article on my website based on his latest post on leaving the teaching profession. It is... Read more
English school children are among the most tested in the world. Yet there’s no evidence frequent, mandatory, national tests raise educational... Read more
This week (20 June), former Chancellor and Tory elder statesman Ken Clarke stated that the referendum should never have been called because the... Read more
All non-selective secondary schools are failing if 32% of pupils identified as high ability in Key Stage 2 tests don’t achieve A-A* in GCSE English... Read more
There was much crowing when schools minister Nick Gibb flunked a grammar question on Today . The Sun , for example, sent him to the ‘bottom of the... Read more