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Teaching Resources Raided To Support Free School Meals Policy.⤴

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The latest educational initiative to provide all infant schoolchildren with a free school meal will have a huge impact on most primary  schools operational budget. Essentially no school had budgeted for such a project and its significant cost will rob other projects.
In biblical parlance this is robbing Peter to pay Paul. Educational budgets set to […]

Student Debt Could Cause Catastrophic Damage To Universities⤴

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Academic qualifications prove an individuals ability to learn and achieve. Decades ago gaining a good job relied on experience and a good education at secondary or higher levels. Those going to university were the exception. In the past 20 years this has spun around with the majority of graduates at University claiming their degree was […]

Teacher Qualifications Matched To The Class Actual Needs⤴

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The teaching unions are aghast at the appearance of unqualified teachers in the school classroom. Whilst the union’s position is vital to maintain some form of control and prevent backdoor structural changes, there has to be some give-and-take. The ails of the national health service illustrates what can go wrong if effective control is lost […]

Time Schoolchildren Were Heard Above Teachers Strikes⤴

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The world of education is never static. The dynamics induced by the Department of education initiatives that are quickly followed by teaching union reaction, generally negative, creates a state of educational flax that induces stress and a huge loss of teaching time. The losers; the schoolchildren are stuck firmly in the middle.
Despite a realisation that […]

Student Grants And Tuition Fees Could Be Next Major Deficit⤴

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Some time ago the keen2learn blog highlighted a concern over the long-term effect of student borrowings and the ability to repay the debt. Taking the USA as the benchmark, where college and university educational fees have been the norm for decades, some startling facts emerge that should be reviewed in the UK.
The Department for Education […]

Strikes By Teaching Resources Cause Collateral Damage⤴

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The strikes by the teaching resources in our schools, apart from depleting the schooling content of students, are creating a backlash with the public. Parents having to fund childcare or take time off work to care for the displaced schoolchildren are hard pressed to find support for the teaching unions actions.
The schooling of children is […]