The Royal College of Teaching: news in the making

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There is often justification for teachers’ complaints about the levels of government intrusion into their professional lives. They argue that time spent filling in forms and ticking boxes could be put to better use in the development of effective lesson plans and teacher training courses. However, the Government is now seeking to reduce the bureaucratic... Read more »

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Are our children just political pawns?

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As election fever heats up I fear that education is being used as a manipulative tool to gain votes. But at what cost to schools, teachers and particularly our kids? Education is a concern for all parents. And of course all teaching staff and other educational professionals. We are bound to be interested in any... Read more »

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Snobbery at University – what’s it all about?

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From personal experience, I can verify that university culture is rife with various kinds of elitism. Students get snobby about subjects, grades, social backgrounds, university league tables and more. STEM students mock humanities and arts students, Russell group university goers laugh at less prestigious universities and privately educated students look down on those who were... Read more »

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Are arts subjects losing out?

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Recent years have seen huge emphasis on the importance of STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – in schools and universities. Quite right too. A positive future for the UK economy is bound up with the need to foster technological innovation and technical skills. It is also vital that the education system tap... Read more »

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