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Are you hopeful daddy?

By Steve Cook

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Absolutely brilliant and highly relevant piece here from Nick Corston FRSA about the woeful lack of focus on creativity in education – at exactly the moment when our future depends so much on creative and conceptual thought and action. Bring on the curious, the enquiring, the challenging and the hopeful. #VbravenewworldNOW #VmavericksNOW

By Nick Corston | Steam Co

What a week, with reports of a culture of fear sweeping though Downing Street and down Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, led primarily by one man, Dominic Cummings, reminiscent apparently of a similar tidal wave that swept through the Department of Education about ten years ago when he had a similar role working with and advising Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education.

I’m just a dad and like many people I had no interest in, or awareness of, the importance of education until I had kids, let alone who makes the big decisions behind how and what we teach and why.

As Elton John and John Travolta both said, ‘Saturday night was for dancing’ not dinner parties.

The penny dropped a couple of years ago, during the build up to the Brexit vote, when I read how the leader to one of the most extreme (off the scale) right wing groups had tweeted about how they had a plan to infiltrate the country’s teaching community to get their Xenophobic ideology embedded into future generations, such is the impact and importance, strategically, of education…

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