Born to Fail: A working class View: Professor Sonia Blandford.

The recent Education Select Committee’s report 'The forgotten: how White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it.' highlights how White British pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) persistently underperform compared with their peers in other ethnic groups, from the early years through to higher education. 

Professor Sonia Blandford examines Why  the many funded initiatives aimed at addressing this issue have   failed to have a sustained, national impact.

Digging your own grave-Alan Bainbridge.

Visions of the past: Introduction: Mark Williams

Visions of the past: Part 1: The 1970's (mostly in power.) Mark Williams.

In this series of articles Mark Williams examines Labour Party  general election manifesto pledges on education, starting in 1970 and ending in 2019. The introductory post explains why he thinks this exercise is useful. It also outlines the format of each entry, and explains how the whole series will be organised.

Dealing with Bullying: Elizabeth Nassem and Chris Kyriacou.

The role of Rich Tasks-an interdisciplinary and digital approach to learning post covid-19: Chris Harris

Courtesy of Pixel-Bit :Media and Education Journal.

This  article is a response to what the Covid crisis has exposed – the disastrous impact of neoliberal policy on education in an education system that was already under pressure to ‘do the right thing’. 

An analysis of bullying in schools. The writers actively participate in the All-Party Parliamentary group on Bullying.

This paper argues that The Covid-19 pandemic has shown the  importance of students being able to be flexible learners: juggling blended learning opportunities, - often in digital virtual environments. It explores alternative interdisciplinary curriculum models.

The Narratives of Fundamentalism: Alan Bainbridge and Linden West

This article looks at the role education can and should have in democracy. It also touches on the decimation of adult education