Rewrite life history of Woodhead

8th April 2005 at 01:00
Continuing the virtual theme, the web-based encyclopedia Wikipedia is, by some distance, the largest encyclopedia in the world, boasting 510,000 articles and 135 million words in its English edition.

It is not however fully comprehensive. Its entry on "English educators" includes just three names: the great headmaster Thomas Arnold, the late Jack Longland, former chief education officer in Derbyshire... and the former chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead, who receives by far the lengthiest entry.

The peculiarity of Wikipedia is that any reader can edit old entries or create new ones. To get to work correcting Woodhead's record, type "Category:English_educators" into Wikipedia's search box.

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