What rich irony in the criticism of "The philistine enthusiasms of those...who believe, in their utilitarian zeal, that the challenge is simply to define the competencies needed to manage our lives and work." Wold that be the 120 statements of attainment in the national curriculum mark 1, perhaps? Or even - whisper it not - OFSTED's clipboard-driven mantras?
A real touch of genius is to ask and answer a rhetorical question: "Is it surprising... that good graduates... choose not to enter the teaching profession? No, it is not. They see through the rhetoric..." Marvellous stuff: Ted Wragg will have to look to his laurels.
Philip D Delnon
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