Reviews and Commentary


Seems that stream of consciousness is still in use: THE following apologies for sentences are all complete and direct quotes from one who should know better. What happened to leading by example? “If there is an unfairness there is nothing that I will do in order to address that unfairness.” “[Ofqual, the exams watchdog] came to us about the concerns that they had as a result of totally unexpected results of how this was had impacted on some young people as well as external experts.” “We, working with Ofqual, and this is what happened both in England as well as… Continue reading

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As one who is forever wary of book cover blurbs, I approached this much-praised offering with even more caution than usual. Look at those blasts from high-status reviewers: Mind-bending, Unputdownable, Masterful. Surely hyperbole gone mad. There are six more pages of them inside, all of them in the same OTT vein. An enormous pinch of salt was clearly needed. Let’s not be over-influenced by the work of publishers’ spin doctors gone into overdrive. But I succumbed, got sucked in. And before I knew it, I was hurtling along on the mind-bending journey promised on  the cover. The book was found… Continue reading