Speak For England

July 29, 2012

One of my heroes, the brilliant US education historian (and now infamous pro-teacher troublemaker), Diane Ravitch recently blogged about an article from the New Statesman about education in England. Being the New Statesman the article didn’t really give a lot of perspective to the education debate here. I commented and that reply now forms the main part of this blogpost in which she suggests “I hope that other readers in the U.K. weigh in.”

Having realised that the English education system is ridiculously complex I no longer feel my contribution is particularly adequate. It would be great if other people could, indeed, weigh in.

Also, if you haven’t read any of her books, do so. Reading “Left Back” followed by “The Death and Life of the Great American School System” is a great way to catch up on over 100 years of educational history, most of which is entirely relevant to education in this country too.


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