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Cultural Literacy

Education: Despite promises to loosen the parameters on what must be taught, SATs and so on, the current government seems set to bring in yet more targets. This time, though, they are based on the American concept of “Cultural Literacy” … Continue reading

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Will Self writes in defence of obscure words for the Beeb magazine. He says he’s had complaints about his use of complex language – as well as Anglo Saxon slang. Why should this be? He has a dig at adults … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. Another dangerous topic: race, nationhood, discrimination and all associated woes. A moving personal piece here from Michael Rosen to mark the day. I’ve just listened to all five parts of a lecture (below; confusingly, parts … Continue reading

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Sitting on the fence

I’m not good at making decisions. I have to think around every possible connotation – and even then, I’ll know I don’t know everything. My parents taught me not to take things at face value, to see other possibilities. And … Continue reading

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