Possibility of Change

chemistrypoet

In a recent blog, the entertaining and erudite author and blogger, Tom Bennett, wrote the phrase “the possibility of change”, in the context of the remarkable improvement in state education in London over the last 10 years. Indeed, there has been a remarkable improvement (apparently; I don’t have direct experience, having moved away from London over 30 years ago), and no one’s actually sure what has caused the improvement. Lots of stuff has happened to actively attempt to improve things, but too many things have been tried all at once such that unravelling them to arrive at the key changes can’t be done. (Probably there isn’t one or two key changes).

I’m interested in the phrase. “The possibility of change”. Mr Bennett used it right at the end of his blog post, suggesting that the example of the London improvement shows the possibility of change elsewhere (a beacon of…

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