Thanks once more to Susan Godsland for bringing George Walden’s recent piece for the Telegraph to my attention. In truth, I almost wish I hadn’t seen it, as it makes such deeply depressing reading.No-one comes off well under Walden’s scathing reflection: he quotes a friend as saying that ‘reforming education was like trying to disperse… Continue reading On Walden ponder.
As I was trawling through The Economist audio archive, I came across a rather fascinating interview with Chris Woodhead, the former Chief Inspector of School, presumably to mark the publication of his new book A Desolation of Learning. The lion – it’s the luxuriant curls! – may have lost a few teeth but he can… Continue reading The Woodhead alternative.