Haley Reichs

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A Royal College of Teaching would improve educational standards

Of all professions, teaching is uniquely vulnerable to externally-imposed change. While high-profile scandals in other professions lead to enquiries and incremental change, teaching is the subject of increasingly prescriptive reform.<p>With a general election 18 months away, the political parties will …

Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Education At The Top Of Your Resume

That's the thinking of folks at LinkedIn, who recently announced you can use the professional network to apply for jobs — and you don't even need a resume.<p>Now, fire off a job application using your LinkedIn profile. (Click "Apply Now" on this job to see it in action.) Sounds pretty nice if you're …

Prisoners Are Subjected To 'The Big Hang' And 'The Death Bed' At China's Notorious Re-Education Labor Camps

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported that China will abolish the "laojiao" or re-education through labor system that was developed in the 1950s to hold political prisoners.<p>China's re-education camps are notorious for their human rights abuses. Prisoners can be held in one of 300 such camps for …

'Smaller class sizes lead to better educational outcomes'

Class sizes in the state system should be slashed to levels seen in fee-paying schools, education expert John Bangs suggests.<p>Class sizes in the state system should be slashed to levels seen in fee-paying schools as part of a radical overhaul of the working day, teachers’ leaders said today.<p>The …

Why Gove's shakeup of music education in schools hits the wrong notes

The new school music "hubs", costing £171m, have made "little discernible difference" to music in more than two-thirds of schools inspected, says Ofsted. Local council music centres seem to have been doing just as well, before the "hubs" took over. Well surprise, surprise. If you take a system, …

China to Close Notorious Re-education-Through-Labor Camps

First, the good news: China has announced its intentions to abolish its re-education-through-labor program that has been used to lock up everyone …

Educating Essex and Yorkshire bust the myth that teachers don't work hard

<i>Stephen Drew is headteacher of Brentwood County High School and became a household name after appearing in Channel 4's Educating Essex series</i><p><b>I wasn't one of those people who grew up wanting to be a teacher.</b> It wasn't something that was in my mind all the time as I was growing up. I did my A-levels, …