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A Chemical Orthodoxy

I’ve been on Twitter a while, but only been actively involved in the various “great education debates” over the last few months. I’ve learnt a lot and had many fantastic, constructive dialogues with people from all over the spectrum. Obviously though, things have not always been pleasant or rosy.

One of the things which really irritates me has been the consistent and widespread conflation of traditional education with right wing politics. Sometimes it is simply an innocent misconception. Other times it is outright rude and on one occasion I was informed that Michael Gove was my father (which came as quite a surprise). Last night, I had a discussion with someone who thought it was “funny” that people who wrote teaching and learning blogposts about the most effective ways to educate people from low socio-economic status never spoke about about the current cuts to education. The conflation of educational and…

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