Working Class Liaison Officer

BY BEN PENSANT As both a northerner and a former student I know what it’s like to be the smartest person in the room and the only one to have been locked in the shed on his sixth birthday. While the first scenario would occur every time I returned home and listened to my Woodpecker-addled family’s inane chit-chat about buses, the latter memory would often … Continue reading Working Class Liaison Officer

Schools Should Educate, Not Indoctrinate

BY SAM WHITE If you were uncertain about whether your kids were being imparted with a balanced, impartial view of the world by their school teachers, then you can stop doubting and be sure: they definitely are not. Over at the TES (formerly the Times Educational Supplement) a little while ago, Oliver Beach (pictured below), a former economics teacher and part of the BBC’s Tough … Continue reading Schools Should Educate, Not Indoctrinate