PISA

This is an abridged version of the full article which can be found here .

Politics and education are inseparable and always have been....

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England outperformed Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the 2015 international PISA tests and it’s because of the ‘core-knowledge’ curriculum...

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Michael Gove said he would ‘listen and learn’ in his new job as Environment Secretary.

Speaking on Radio 4 Today (13 June 2017*), Gove...

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Schools Minister Nick Gibb attacks education ‘experts’ in his speech to Education World Forum. But he then sets himself up as an expert.

I...

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The width and depth of this misunderstanding is demonstrated in this Guardian headline .

New test for ‘growth mindset’, the theory that...

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Since I published this article I have received a lot of email correspondence from internationally respected academics. The general thrust of this...

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This article shows that the East Asian education systems that come out at the top of the PISA rankings sink to the bottom half of the table when...

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1. Is it the schools, the parents or the children?

The Chinese education system regularly scores highly in the international PISA tests,...

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The Department of Education has been ticked off by the UK Statistics Authority again. This time it was for a tweet (now withdrawn) which said:...

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Schools minister Nick Gibb ‘inadvertently’ repeated the discredited claim that the UK’s position in PISA tables had fallen from 2000. This faulty...

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Zombie statistics rose from the dead yesterday in Parliament when Angela Rayner , shadow education secretary, called on the government to review...

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Michael Gove has told “complete lies about Turkey’s accession to the EU”, says Baroness Warsi explaining why she's changed her mind over whether...

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The current controversy over the owners’responsibility for the collapse of the high street retailer BHS – on top of the shareholders’ revolt over...

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low...

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Education Secretary Nicky Morgan tried to damp down fears that thousands of primary schools would fail new floor standards by saying the...

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Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is...

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‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their...

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International test results show how England’s education system needs further reform, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in the foreword to the...

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