How reality TV can inspire the X Factor for success
Jonathan Simons, head of education at thinktank Policy Exchange, writes weekly about policy and education
One of the games that British people can play better than anyone else in the world is using everyday events to make subtle-but-vital distinctions about class. It’s a good game to watch on the almost entirely middle-class medium that is education Twitter. Take discussions about sport, for instance. There are a few of us who enjoy breaking away from endless arguments about the College of Teaching to discuss football on Saturdays. But England rugby games – involving an altogether more gentlemanly pursuit – get much more traffic.
But the biggest divide – in society, in politics and on Twitter – is ...