We are still letting down our poorest pupils

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JIM CURRAN
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We are still letting down our poorest pupils

Post by JIM CURRAN » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:51 am

We are still letting down our poorest pupils, says Ofsted boss

Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw attacks government education policy, warning ‘schools will wither on the vine’

Children from Britain’s poorest families “pay the price” for failed experiments by politicians on both the left and right, according to Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw, in a wide-ranging attack that cites “bleating” parents and weak teaching among the causes of educational blight.

“As I begin my last few months as chief inspector, it saddens me immeasurably to say frankly that we are still letting down our poorest children and that if things do not change fundamentally, we will continue to do so,” Wilshaw concludes, rubbishing government reforms since the 1960s.

According to Wilshaw, while leftwing governments in England peddled “snake oil”, those on the right were guilty of “wilful neglect” and viewed children failed by the school system as “just useful fodder for factories and shops”.

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... fsted-boss

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Re: We are still letting down our poorest pupils

Post by Debbie Hepplewhite » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:40 am

Many thanks, Jim.

I think this is a very important piece for England, and so have re-posted it via the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction here:

http://www.iferi.org/iferi_forum/viewto ... ?f=3&t=607

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