My must-reads this week March 25, 2016

by Stephen Tall on March 25, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Sponsored: 64% off Code Black Drone with HD Camera Our #1 Best-Selling Drone–Meet the Dark Night of the Sky! As IDS (…)

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Do you know the difference between unequal pay and the gender pay gap?

by Stephen Tall on March 22, 2016

I have written before about how the debate on the gender pay gap irritates me. It is lazily reported in the media as if the whole problem is down to evil companies flouting the 45 year-old equal pay act and (…)

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Trying to explain ‘forced academisation’, aka the Tory nationalisation of schools

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2016

Embed from Getty Images The last Labour government introduced academy status for schools that were adjudged to need it. The Coalition government extended academy school status to schools that really wanted it. Your government is now imposing it on schools (…)

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When do liberal ends justify illiberal means?

by Stephen Tall on March 15, 2016

It’s a question worth wrestling with. Here are three issues on which I struggle, or have struggled: — All-women shortlists. A major topic for discussion among Lib Dems this weekend, with the party conference voting that “If any sitting MP (…)

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My must-reads this week March 11, 2016

by Stephen Tall on March 11, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Sponsored: Furniture You Can Afford FurnitureYouCanAfford.com has low prices, free shipping(in the continental U.S.), and a large selection of awesome furniture. (…)

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Why I gave up on Channel 4’s ‘Spin’ (Les Hommes de l’ombre)

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2016

Warning: spoilers follow Well, I gave ‘Spin’ (Les Hommes de l’ombre) — the French political drama broadcast by More4 in its Walter Presents strand — a decent chance. An entire series, in fact. But I’ve now officially given up. Here’s (…)

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My must-reads this week March 4, 2016

by Stephen Tall on March 4, 2016

You can read all the articles that have caught my attention this week here: https://delicious.com/stephentall Below are a selection… Sponsored: Furniture You Can Afford FurnitureYouCanAfford.com has low prices, free shipping(in the continental U.S.), and a large selection of awesome furniture. (…)

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The Economist on the success of the Pupil Premium: “A pricey education policy looks like money well spent”

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2016

Embed from Getty Images I’ve said before that I think the Pupil Premium – £2.5 billion of extra money given to schools to support children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds — is one of the most progressive government policies (…)

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Review: ‘Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s’

by Stephen Tall on March 3, 2016

Bang!: A History of Britain in the 1980s by Graham Stewart The ’80s are suddenly back, at least for the Labour party which has regressed to them. I was two years old when they began, so I recall a fair (…)

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