Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Damaging Report on British Academies
A damaging report on Academies that acts as a further reminder of how lucky I am to be out of the system. Among other things Ron Glatter comments in his summary that: The report reveals a structure that is fundamentally flawed and that will significantly damage education and worsen inequities. My disappointment, for what it is worth, is that the government continues to interfere in education, whilst providing schools and the system as a whole with measurements that are self-deceiving. All students cannot excel academically, and all schools cannot be outstanding, if the measure of outstanding is academic success. We need to stop fooling ourselves, and to stop rewarding those who allow us to do so.