Janet Downs: Inconsistent, heavy with learning, occasional flashes of insight and shot through with controversy – that’s the essay written by Dominic Cummings, special adviser to Michael Gove.
I’ll confess. I haven’t read all 237 pages. It would need more than a tea-towel over the head and a gallon of caffeine to plough through the entire tract. So I’ve concentrated on one chapter: education. Most education in the developed world is mediocre, Cummings claims. But there are exceptions. He praises US KIPP schools (but these performed badly in recent ... read more and comment →
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