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The leaning tower of Pisa

Professor Zhao, a top US-based academic, has stated that countries should ignore the international Pisa league tables – which provide a comparison of how well 15-year-olds in different countries perform in reading, maths and science – because they fail to measure what...

Grammar schools: the wrong debate

The debate over whether we should or should not open more grammar schools has been featured in almost every national newspaper over the last few weeks. Theresa May and her education secretary, Justine Greening, are considering opening more grammar schools and...

The new school is an evolution not revolution

I read an article recently that suggested we need to revolutionise the education system through the creation of subject centres and hub schools, with children attending a range of different centres according to subject choices. The author argues that instead of having...