The demise of a previously proud Nation – “Education, education, education”?

    In Britain, when PM Tony Blair formed his first Labour government in 1997 he set out their top priority as being “Education, education, education”. Whatever one thinks of his three premierships, his insight on that issue was certainly astute, don’t you think? But in his ten years he got well blown off course […]

England’s educational shame – GCSE’s?

Our kids in England have to go to school and unlike many other places in the World, not only are there schools here, but education is free (up to the age of eighteen anyway!). Like all things that come free, education is a facility that is scantily appreciated by many parents, abused, ignored, and disregarded […]

Education in the UK – still well below Par & going Downhill?

It doesn’t matter how old you are, or how clever you are, or how worldly wise you are, or how cynical you are, or how optimistic you can be, or how poor you are – you can still be SHOCKED! And what could be more shocking to any of us than the Confederation of British […]

Programme for International Student Assessment

The latest results of worldwide international tests on a country’s academic performance have just been published for 2012(half a million fifteen year olds from some sixty five counties took part). It has been on the go for some 15 years and gets published every three years (parent organisation OECD Paris). China’s region has done well […]