Monthly Archives: October 2014

IES betrayal: pity them, pity us, and pity the generations of children to come

In studying for a post-graduate degree in history, I seemed always to gravitate to a study of how people stood up to the injustice of unfair, authoritarian, or totalitarian rule – how people responded in those moral crucibles. An absorbing … Continue reading

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Charter schools are …

Charter schools are … A platform for demonising public schools An idea by the privileged and powerful to protect their privilege and power An idea advanced by the privileged and powerful to avoid genuine social, political, and economic change An … Continue reading

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My last student visit

I was in the classroom observing the student teacher of the y. 6 class. Both the student teacher and the associate teacher were delightfully as one, and what I was observing was admirable but predictable. I looked forward to the … Continue reading

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Jane Austen and e-asTTle

Mrs Bennet hurried at once to her husband, calling out shrilly as she entered the sunlit library. Oh! Mr Bennet, you are wanted immediately; we are all in a most terrible uproar. You must not vacillate in acting to make … Continue reading

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