Saturday, December 14, 2019

Chris McGovern

Chris McGovern
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http://www.cre.org.uk
Chris McGovern is the Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education. A retired head teacher with 35 years’ teaching experience, Chris is a former advisor to the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street under two Prime Ministers.

Beware, young climate crusaders, your bandwagon has already been hijacked

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Selective comprehensives – the cat is out of the bag

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My memo to bland Bob and his useless education committee

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The LGBT agenda that is tearing a school apart

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Schama and Co are backing the losing side

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If the boys from Brussels want a hard Irish border, they’ll have to build it themselves

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Hallelujah! Ofsted to look at pupils behaving badly

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Whistleblower teacher’s diary of despair

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A teacher’s messages of despair from the front line

TODAY, the Conservative Woman publishes the first of two letters of complaint from a practising supply teacher to her school bosses after which she...

Wanted: 47,000 teachers. Intelligence an advantage, but not essential

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The Age of Ignorance

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The case for grammar schools – judge for yourselves

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If this is success, what does failure look like?

This year, 51 per cent of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, as against 70 per cent of their better-off peers, left England’s primary schools having...

The contradictions of feminist figurehead Ferrante

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