Command is no longer the name of the game

As Richard Elmore once said, the greatest barrier to change in education is teachers and leaders’ inability to relinquish control. I would also add to that, a misguided belief that with control comes greater certainty. The ghost of Frederick Winslow Taylor still looms large on current business practice. By no means is command and control … More Command is no longer the name of the game

Time to Agitate

Brian Caldwell’s Agitation Hill Lecture delivered in May is worth reflecting on. In his address, Caldwell urges educators and parents to adopt ‘the language of radical dissent’ and wrest back control of education before our government take us down the path that England has chosen.  Interesting to see Gordon Brown’s refreshing approach to educational policy … More Time to Agitate