It is wrong to stream kids from the age of 11

The daughter of a friend of mine recently failed her Kent Test. So I finally have proof of something I’ve been thinking for a while. It’s not Kent youngsters who are stupid: it’s the Kent Test. This is a girl who has a reading age of 14; who has been reading by herself since theContinue reading “It is wrong to stream kids from the age of 11”

Stop trying to score cheap political points

I went to the Remembrance service at the war memorial on Sunday. I was there to accompany my father, who was on active duty in the Korean War. My problem with the service was how relentlessly Christian it was. How many of us are Christian these days? I suspect not many, though all of usContinue reading “Stop trying to score cheap political points”

We’re being asked to make impossible choices

I’m just looking at Kent County Council’s budget consultation document for 2016-2017. It makes for abysmal reading. After asking us how much Council Tax we would be willing to pay, it goes on to offer a series of increasingly impossible choices. We are asked to identify the most and the least important services from aContinue reading “We’re being asked to make impossible choices”

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