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The Three ‘R’s Are Passé…

Peter Wilby on PISA (no, not the leaning tower): The triennial results from the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa), due on Tuesday but trailed in the Sunday press, have become education’s equivalent of the football World Cup. And the performance…

C4’s Liberty of London — hmm

Channel 4’s three-part documentary on Liberty of London (Mondays, 9 p.m.) began on December 2, 2013. Idol Eyes says it’s designed to bring more punters through the door: The store is hoping to gain more understanding from the public. Now…

We Have A New Phobia, Folks!

Jake Bowers, the ‘Guardian’s Romany correspondent, on the expected Roma influx: As January 2014 approaches and the anti-immigration lobby warns of the arrival of millions from Romania and Bulgaria, it’s essential that progressive politicians – and I’m assuming Blunkett considers…

”There may be trouble, ahead…”

The Anaphylaxis Campaign has successfully lobbied for all schools to be required by law to support pupils with allergies. As the announcement was made in Parliament, Oswaldtwistle teacher Domenico Sanna said it was great news for youngsters struggling with severe…

The Phones Might Be Smart, But The Owners…

…well, they aren’t: Surging numbers of people struggling to pay for ‘must-have’ smartphone deals, a debt advice charity has warned, after seeing the number of cries for help with phones generally more than treble over a five-year period. Aha! Modern…

No, We Should Rely On Proper Justice…

…though lord knows, I understand the feeling: After the case Sue Baugamardt from Brighton Animal Action said: “Even when the penalties are so ludicrously light, magistrates rarely enforce them fully. “You really have to do something truly horrific to get…

How Do We Select For Empathy?

Christina Patterson thinks that observing people at work is ‘unfair’: It’s bad enough to have to deal with the aches and pains, the failing sight, and hearing, and the often failing mind. It’s bad enough to have to deal with the…