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Buying a private education could help the state…

Why is it that those who pay for private education are often criticised?  The answer is that they are suspected of buying an unfair advantage for their children which exaggerates inequalities in society.  However, significant inequalities already exist within state … Continue reading

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Models matter even more than medals

From an early age children learn by copying.  They emulate the conduct of adults and older children such that positive and negative role models can have a marked effect on behaviour.  Younger brothers and sisters will often look up to … Continue reading

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Money, schools and medals – a head’s view of the London Olympics

I have just returned from Australia where the natural order has been turned upside down.  Not a ‘whinging pom’ in ear shot, but lots of ‘ozzies’ whining about their country’s below par performance in the Olympics.  With Britain set to … Continue reading

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