Tag: comprehensive schools

Get ‘em Young…

It’s a frequent theme in libertarian and right wing circles (pooh-poohed, of course, by the progressives) that the long march through our institutions is coming to fruition. This chilling little article in the ‘Guardian’ shows you just how deep the…

You Know, Jamie Oliver’s Right!

Oliver’s move came as public health officials and doctors joined a growing number of education and food organisations in criticising the education secretary. In a move that astonished experts, Gove insisted that he would not apply the nutrition standards that…

Worms Start Turning…

Peter Preston on the double-standard relating to school attendance: Parents are responsible for making sure their children go to school. Headteachers say so; ministers say so; the law says so. If your child is registered to attend a school, then…

When Is It OK To….

…sneer at the names children are given by their parents? I ask, because, on occasion, I hold my nose and take a peek at the ‘Guardian’ educational pages, where one sometimes finds articles like this one: In my roles of moral icon,…