If you’re a teacher and you can get past the headline, the article by Harriet Sergeant in the Mail on 22nd September is about as hard hitting as it can get. The message is that illiteracy is a blight on our society and that the price we pay for continuing to allow huge numbers of… Continue reading The social cost of illiteracy.
Did you read Harriet Sergeant’s piece in the MailOnline? It asks why bright children from poor families aren’t making it to universities. The problem, she says, begins in the primary schools, ‘where children from poor backgrounds are no longer learning to read’.Leaving aside the fact that it isn’t just children from poor backgrounds who are… Continue reading ‘It’s enough to make you weep’ says Harriet Sergeant .