By webmink on Sep 27, 2009
“The single biggest problem in American education is that no one agrees on why we educate,” observes Diane Ravitch. ”Faced with this lack of consensus, policy makers define good education as higher test scores.” -- I have long felt that our obsessive focus on testing a league tables degrades education rather than improves it. Young adults leave school with great scores yet still need extensive training and apprenticeship before they can enter the workforce. It's time we raised the value of apprenticeship within mainstream education.
Apple just lost an iPod Touch sale in our household...
The point at which the state interferes with private arrangements between friends is the point at which you know it's going too far. The current witch-hunt against "paedophiles" and "sex offenders" needs seasoning with some tolerance and common sense because its being used to erode our liberty and way of life as much as terrorism hysteria. Maybe now it's started affecting women as well as men a backlash will begin?