Tomorrow the National Union of Teachers will debate whether teachers ought to boycott the government's proposed 'tests for 4-year olds'. But the NUT are missing a trick. Instead of pushing teachers into looking like work-shirkers, why not encourage parents to … Read More
After the recent Guardian story about academies paying millions of pounds to private firms for educational services there has been a surge of interest in the way schools are spending taxpayer money. It is important to remember that academies are not … Read More
This is Figure 1 from the 2013 CREDO Study Executive Summary. Get used to seeing it. I suspect it will soon become a new classic reference in education debate.
By matching every student in a Charter School with a similar student … Read More
In Thursday's Parliamentary Written Questions, information was released about the GCSE results of pupils who attend mainstream state-funded schools, have no special educational needs and are eligible for free schools. In essence: "poor kids".
The results were broken down by ethnicity … Read More
It is fashionable in education at present for teacher to beat ourselves up for not using 'enough' evidence in our practice. When we get bored of that, its then fashionable to beat up educational researchers for not creating 'usable-enough' research. … Read More
In a recent LKMCo article I suggested that 'accountability measures are eating themselves' as the DfE are poised to introduce a new performance measure designed to correct errors in a previous (yet-still-to-be-published) measure.
The problem for the new measure is that … Read More