After several weeks on the critics’ bandwagon I’ve suddenly realised the invisible genius of this campaign: it’s given us a reason to be proud of our young people again. Did you notice? Our kids – the ones we constantly criticise for being plugged in or on the phone, not pulling their trousers up and not […]
A few years ago, while I was living and working in the US, I devised a new optional ‘elective’ course for my teenage students. I began the first lesson by presenting them with a passage describing a community wracked by hunger, unemployment and epidemic sexually transmitted disease. I asked them what they thought and not […]
Demos published a report last Friday called A Place for Pride. It examines what makes people proud to be British, and reached an inspiring conclusion: community engagement and volunteering. ‘When you ask about what’s best about being British I think of all the people that give up their time to help other people, or to do […]
London’s schools are becoming ghettoes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/head-sounds-alarm-on-school-ghettos-2365631.html
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Thank you, Occupy Wall Street movement, for putting a spotlight on the dire income inequality in this country. America’s ‘Primal Scream’ – NYTimes.com.