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NUT strike: the only way to stop a shipwreck

Schools in England are heading for the rocks. They are dealing concurrently with: forced academies and free schools a school places crisis because Local Authorities are forbidden from building schools an impossible curriculum tests and exams designed so that children … Continue reading

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Why teach? and why teachers quit

A new research report by the KLM thinktank Why Teach? adds to the picture of a serious crisis fuelled by failing political leadership. As LKM’s director explains: “Ultimately there is no shortage of passion amongst teachers, but too often the … Continue reading

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Labour’s manifesto for education

a comment by Terry Wrigley Teachers’ votes on Thursday will be influenced by various factors. Many will vote on social justice principles to remove the most vicious features of Austerity politics. In the absence of proportional representation, many people (in England … Continue reading

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Former Chief Inspector says ‘Trust the teachers’

Sir David Bell has been chief education officer for Newcastle, head of Ofsted, and permanent secretary at the Department of Education. He is now Vice Chancellor of Reading University. His views are difficult for politicians to shrug off. In a Radio 4 interview … Continue reading

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Why we need teachers who are fully qualified

by Jon Berry In 1981, Brian Simon wrote a short but highly influential article entitled Why no pedagogy in England? In it he expressed concern about the way in which England’s teachers were being trained and prepared for the classroom. … Continue reading

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Standing up for teacher education

by Nadia Edmond       (work in progress) Standing up for Education includes standing up for teacher education: Why HE is a vital partner in teacher professional formation and development.  How policy is undermining the role of HE It … Continue reading

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