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The damaging nonsense of baseline assessment

A comment by John Coe for the National Association for Primary Education (NAPE) Some daft ideas have come out of the DfE in recent years and this is one of the daftest of them all. The government’s u-turn regarding primary … Continue reading

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Children get hurt while the rich get richer

It is no wonder business leaders are keen to continue Austerity politics. Britain’s superrich have done very well out of Austerity: in fact they’ve doubled their wealth in five years, from £258 to £519bn. A recent study shows how heavily … Continue reading

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Misleading BBC headline rubbishes free nurseries

The BBC News website has just run an article under the heading: Free nursery places ‘make no academic difference’. Public interest is ill served by such casual misreading of research and the use of sensationalist headlnes. The research cited by … Continue reading

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For a new public early childhood education

by Peter Moss Emeritus Professor, Institute of Education England has long suffered inadequate early childhood provision, the product of prolonged under-investment and policy neglect. The result: a system split between ‘childcare’, ‘education’ and ‘welfare’, with fragmented, incoherent and divisive services, … Continue reading

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