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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

This approach — a product of the Industrial Age, which relied on compliant factory workers and mass consumption — promotes weakness rather than …

Head of Ofsted calls for radical shakeup of early years education

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, is to call for a radical shakeup in early-years education, saying that more nursery places should be funded within schools to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds.<p>Speaking at the launch of Ofsted's first report on early-years education provision, …

Education officials raise concerns over limited free school powers

Department for Education officials are concerned that a regulatory black hole involving free schools and academies means the government lacks powers to intervene in their running, and have advised ministers that further legislation may be required to fill the gap.<p>In a leaked briefing paper on …

Why More Federal Education Spending Is Not the Answer

Rather than shift the tax burden from households with children to relatively high-earning households without children, Felix Salmon of <i>Reuters</i> …

Academic ghostwriting: to what extent is it haunting higher education?

If you Google "academic proofreading," you will see a list of sites offering to "proof" your work. What they are also offering, however, is to write your assignments for you. How do I know this? There are two main reasons.<p>The first is that I occasionally assess ghost texts: I teach English for …