Monday, March 30, 2020

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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http://www.cre.org.uk
Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

Muddled maths and the hard lessons of home-schooling

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Italy shuts down in style

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School closures – a crisis or an opportunity?

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Whatever our colour, we’ve all known victimhood

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A golden age for classroom rowdies

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Prophet of doom who beat St Greta by 364 years

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The failure of Ofsted

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Why pen and paper shouldn’t be written off

TRADITIONAL handwriting is dead! It is so last century; so last two or three millennia in fact. Harold Wilson’s vision of a ‘new...

Ofsted chief gets her sums wrong

‘THE school funding crisis is leading to cuts in teacher numbers and an increase in their workload, Ofsted warned today.’ 

At last, a qualification actually worth having

THE educational establishment, backed by governments, never tires of singing its own praises. Exam results are forever improving, teaching is fully imbued...

We need to talk about the boys

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Mary Beard on nudes – warning, contains nut

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Why I have faith in faith schools

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The truth about those Gove reforms

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Should schools be cool wiv da kids’ street slang, bruv? Not bloody likely!

The English have no respect for their language and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably...

Why smartphones don’t belong in class

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