By Way of Balance...

This post is going to read like I've had a complaint!  I haven't had any negative comments in fact, but on reflection I've decided that my last post could be construed as an attack on the motives of educational gurus, and I didn't mean it to be one. So...

As I said, I believe that enduring inequalities in the education system present a more pressing case for change than the fact that society needs different things from young people than it did 60 years ago.

In my presentation of this position, I may have seemed to suggest that educational gurus are not concerned about redressing social inequalities.  This is certainly not the case.  Stephen Heppell, for example, chairs The Inclusion Trust, which is making a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged youngsters.

With that caveat added, I'm happy to stand by my words!

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