Jack Marwood Skewers The ‘Guardian’ Holy Cow…

As is well known in the world of educational research, the variation in outcomes within any school is much, much larger than the variation between schools. In the same school, with the same teachers, some children learn a lot and others not so much, because while teachers teach, children are ultimately responsible for what they learn. There is lots of evidence that the vast majority of any child’s learning is due to their own efforts, not that of the school or of their teachers. In fact, academics such as Dylan Wiliam of the Institute of Education in London suggest that around nine times as much of a child’s measured learning outcomes can be attributed to the child rather than the difference their schooling has made.

Splendid! Bravo, that man!

I guess that will see an end to the endless whinging articles in the ‘Guardian’ about how ethnic minority children are being cruelly cheated of an education by racist teachers and lack of resources, right?


Hello..? *taps* Is this thing on? Jack..?

2 comments for “Jack Marwood Skewers The ‘Guardian’ Holy Cow…

  1. Errol
    March 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    The Guardian doens’t work like that though. They’ve no interest in the actual education – only the school’s control over it. If they were really bothered about education they would be discussing immigration, welfare dependency and child benefit, with the intent being to scrap these as harmful to the child.

    They would be pushing for more family tax breaks, to encourage families – a mother, father and children – to be togethe,r not preaching to destroy the nuclear family. They would be demanding really, really simple things like the promotion of the male role model.

    But they don’t. What the Left want is control over the input. That ensures the right *message* is enforced. The outcome, to them is irrelevant. They just want the state to have mor epower, more control, more centralisation of state which they can then ensure does what *they want*.

    Just like health, education is an annoyance that gets in the way of entrenching power and control in their hands.

  2. Anon
    March 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    No I disagree. Black educational achievement is mainly the fault of teachers.

    Now whether you want to blame direct racism or the racism of low expectations, I don’t care. However I do want to see teachers sacked from schools that fail to achieve qualification parity with white middle class children within say 5 years. The sacked teachers don’t just lose the job, they lose the pension and are permanently blacklisted from the education establishment. And to help them we drop the national curriculum, OFSED inspections and maintain the pupil premium.

    I can’t think of a group more deserving of such treatment and encouragement.

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