This video shows a teenager’s frustration at the quality and provision of his education. That such an articulate and bright boy is being let down by the system brings a tear to my eye. That teacher should feel ashamed! http://www.upworthy.com/student-freaks-out-in-front-of-his-class-and-says-what-were-all-thinking-about-our-education-system-3?c=ufb1
http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_how_to_escape_education_s_death_valley.html Sir Ken’s talks are always so clear, ‘down to earth’, and inspirational that I am always left wondering why the teaching profession continues to find it so very difficult to find its voice and revolt! Linda Morris
This weekend Linda and Petty attended ‘The Flourish Summit’. Speakers such as Tim Gill, Sue Palmer and Anthony Seldon spoke about the urgent and growing call for change and the need to support the wellbeing and freedoms of children, parents … Continue reading
O dear. 100 academics have written a letter this week to the Independent criticising Mr Gove’s new primary curriculum. They conclude that it “will not develop children’s ability to think – including problem-solving, critical understanding and creativity.” Read the letter … Continue reading
Article in the Independent (March 2013)
We thought this 13 year old had some wise words on what he wants from his education and his life. Hackschooling
Here’s an article this week in the Guardian talking about the age children start school.