Posts tagged with ‘education’

Selfish parents’ term-time holidays

Sunday, 15 May 2016

This week, the High Court ruled that a father didn’t have to pay a fine for taking his daughter out of school for a holiday. He won due to a technicality. The law as it stands says children must attend school “regularly”. The man argued that taking his daughter out of school for a week’s […]

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Revision guides? Safer to lock them up!

Sunday, 23 April 2006

I came across a site, Learn History, which offers revision materials for GCSE History exams. As part of its “Crime, punishment and protest” section, it has a gallery showing aerial photos of prisons in England and Wales. This is the photo which they claim is of Leicester prison: As anyone from Leicester will realise, the […]

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Academy cash buys more than honours

Wednesday, 19 April 2006

The most recent twist in the “cash for honours” saga currently afflicting the UK government has seen the the arrest of Des Smith, the man responsible for raising money for the City Academies scheme. Some people have asked why donors to the Labour party, or to the Academies, are so keen to buy themselves a […]

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