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Why the Left Should Support Unschooling Part II

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Schooling the Masses: For Past or Future? There are many voices warning that the economy is changing from an industrialized model to a more creative and technological one, and listing traits that students will need in order to be successful in the future – a future filled with jobs yet to be invented, let alone catered for in the curriculum. But education has not changed significantly since the Industrial Revolution. Not only are we failing to prepare students for a world which increasingly…

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Why the Left Should Support Unschooling Part I

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“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” Albert Einstein   Schooling the Masses: For Better or Worse? A great many educators see teaching as separate to government, to the point of assertions that they “don’t deal in politics, they just teach”. But the school system and the state are mirror images of each other. Education and governance are inextricably intertwined. If we are looking to change society, we should…

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The Dangerous Conversation: Creating An Enduring Moral Legacy for the 2012 Games

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  Frank Cottrell Boyce is the writer of the Olympic 2012 opening ceremony, the man whose job it was to take all that director Danny Boyle and his team love about Britain, and combine them to create the show – the Industrial Revolution, the digital revolution, the NHS, pop music, children's literature, genius engineers, Suffragettes, floating trees, a parachuting Queen, Voldemort versus Poppins. As he describes in this article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/29/frank-cottrell-boyce-olympics-opening-ceremony …

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