From the daily archives:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Free Schools: A gimmick for parents and politicians who don’t understand education

October 22, 2013

I have always been angry about education. I loved my school you see. A proper comprehensive, complete with weirdos and bullies and rituals and the odd star and its own particular ethos. There was a Private School a few miles away – we’d play rugby against them. You had to drive up a long tree-lined […]

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The Curse of Modern Living (Part 7) – Pushy Parents

October 22, 2013

I blame the parents. “They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had and add some extra, just for you.” Philip Larkin A recent study by Utrecht University highlighted that pushy parents who go to obsessive lengths to make their […]

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