Right-on educationalists never miss a trick when it comes to advancing new initiatives for redesigning the educational world. Recent evidence suggests that someone somewhere is driving a post-Covid agenda for “building [education] back better”. Which would be all very fine, were it not for the implicit admission that their previous agendas were not, after all, as good as we were asked to believe.
Yes, I am being rather churlish, because of my long-standing exasperation at the faddishness of modern education, which I have seen too many times enhanced certain individuals’ careers, while making very little difference to the educational outcomes that really matter.
It has not proved easy to pin down where this is currently coming from; my source was word-of-mouth, albeit from someone with a degree of influence and a position to know. It is difficult not to agree with the tenor of the thing: the need for greater…
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