Kropotkin and the scientific community in England in the 1870s and 80s

A short post on a small act of solidarity from a Nature editor in the 1870s.

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.

Education round-up 25/3/12

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

Tired cops less likely to recognise you

Johnny Lawman all up on you? RUN!

Education round-up 17/3/12

NUT London Pensions strike. Wilshaw joins Gove with his numeracy problems. Downhills Primary and Montgomery Primary academy struggles.

Organising MMA fighters

The attempts to secure basic rights for mixed-martial arts fighters continue in the US.

Education round-up 19 Feb 2012

Equality in schools apparently not important to Gove. More on forced academy conversions. Next teacher strike date.

Education round-up 5 Feb 2012

Academies failing and massaging results. Gove thinks everyone is a 'Trot'. Scientists boycott publishing racket.

Academies underperforming

New data suggests that academies are underperforming by the governments own yardsticks, regardless of context. So if they're not 'improving' education, why pursue them? Because they never were about improving education.