Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.
Parents spent a staggering £4.2 million in incentives and prizes for their offspring to do well in their GCSEs, according to a survey released today.
Teachers are warning of strike action if a city council goes ahead with a plan to cut their summer holidays by a week.
Widespread strike action against schools planning to convert to academies was demanded by teachers yesterday.
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, gave a warning yesterday that the pace of his school reforms would accelerate despite claims from headteachers that they will provoke a “climate of fear” in classrooms. Mr Gove told the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) in Birmingham: “Lest anyone think we should slacken the pace of reform, let me reassure them: we have to accelerate.”
In his exploration of British Empire, Jeremy Paxman visits a primary school in Malawi set up by the Church of Scotland in 1935 and find that missionary legacy alive and well.
BBC News – Education & Family