Fact, fact, fact! Who put the philistines in charge?

22nd June 2012 at 01:00

The following quotation seems entirely apposite after events this week: "Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner" (John Lubbock, 1834-1913).

The fight against the philistines continues... ?

Mick Brookes, Education consultant, Cumbria.

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