CCTV in the common room

Blog reporting on my schools introduction of CCTV cameras in the sixth form block.

Some thoughts on Chomsky on Education

Some scattered thoughts on this recent video of Noam Chomsky talking about the different interpretations of 'education'. This largely got me thinking about some of the functions of the schools I've worked in, and the effects on students

The origin and ideals of the Modern School - Francisco Ferrer

Modern School pupils in Barcelona, 1901

Works by Franciso Ferrer; the founder of the anarchist modern school movement. Introduction by Joseph McCabe.

Quebec protests reach rowdy new level (with updates in comments)

Students in Quebec have been on strike since February. They have been upset about Premier Jean Charest's plan to add $1,625 to the annual cost of post-secondary education by 2016. But during Friday's confrontations, protesters signaled that the unrest was about more than university fees — it was about the general direction of the province.

Bias and nationalism

Just a quick post about a hilariously bias passage in my A level poltitics text book

Rip-roaring markets and massive inequality - an interview with Paul Mason

Newsnight's engaged economics editor and author of Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, talks to Mute's Peter Carty about global revolution, Chinese female biker gangs and ghosts

What happens to 'failing' academies?

We know what the government does with 'failing' schools; turns them into academies.... but what do they do with failing academies?

Education round-up 1 April 2012

Short one cos it's easter. Just a bit on the next logical steps for the academies agenda.

Workers divided as teachers and lecturers strike alone in London

As groups of education workers have been left to strike alone in London on March 28, the Anarchist Federation (London) argue that we cannot rely on the union leaderships, and we need to find a way of organising collectively ourselves.

Education round-up 25/3/12

Threat to shorten school summer holidays. Gove says 'man up'.