British Schools Need More Than ‘Little Extras’, Philip Hammond

By Katie Barker The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced a £400 million extra funding for schools to purchase those ‘little extras’. But, is this what schools need? The Chancellor of the Exchequer’s recent budget announcement of £400 million of extra funding for schools was remarkable in the way in which it united, in anger, […] Read more

Why Teaching Canonical Texts Still Matters

Though the literary canon has fallen out of favour with many teachers, introducing it to students is still a valuable and worthwhile exercise. In one of the first tutorials for my Secondary English class at university, back when I was beginning a Master of Teaching degree a year and a half ago, the topic of […] Read more

The Bad Medicine of Transgenderism – Repeating Errors of the Past

In 1536 a 22-year-old medical student stole a body from the gallows.  It was illegal, but his scientific curiosity prevailed.  Andreas Vesalius would go on to change understanding of anatomy with his seminal work, De Humani Corporis Fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body).  This was not what he set out to do, however.  […] Read more

The Walled Cities of Academia Damage Young Academics

The world of academia is supposed to provide the tools through which academics enlighten, develop, and improve the world. However, is that always the case? By Kyrie Mason In a discussion with psychologist Jordan Peterson, art critic Camille Paglia briefly mentions a woman who wrote to her describing how she had been scoffed out of […] Read more

The Missed Opportunity of Gonski 2.0

The Gonski 2.0 report is a missed opportunity which doubles down on what has caused declining achievement standards in Australian education. On Monday morning in Australia, the much-anticipated Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools was released to the public. More commonly referred to as Gonski 2.0, the second iteration of the report on education […] Read more

A Critical Examination of Calls for a ’21st-Century Education’

Education reformers often argue the need for ’21st-century education.’ Do their calls for an education revolution stand up to scrutiny? The issue of education reform is ever-present when the topic of education is mentioned. It is often argued that the current school system, and by extension school curricula, are outdated and not fit for the […] Read more