When the facts change, I change my mind

To Miss with Love


I am writing this post because some people have asked for clarification of some of the quotes in the recent Guardian article by Richard Adams on Michaela.

First the context: the journalist sat in on half a day’s tour and talk with 17 visitors from the Middle East. Some spoke good English, others did not. I had to explain my thinking in many different ways throughout the day. Because their guide from the British Council had chosen to show them Michaela, (rather than take them to a school that was more representative of a normal school) I had to explain how different we were to other schools in general, either in Britain or elsewhere. I had to explain how we were trying to ‘escape from old ideas’. This does not mean that we are the only ones doing this, or that we have nothing to learn. We change our minds…

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