Woodhead's curriculum attack draws unfriendly fire

22nd January 2010 at 00:00

Chris Woodhead began his career as a progressive English teacher before going on to denounce "progressive" teaching.

He then became a teacher educator before he began to denounce all teacher educators. He was an LEA adviser and officer and then turned his fire on local authorities and all their works. He was responsible for overseeing the introduction of the national curriculum, which he now attacks as a serious policy mistake. He was chief inspector of schools and yet now denounces Ofsted.

In this latest piece for The TES he lauds the potential of for-profit providers of education in a free market. To save us all time, and a good deal of grief, perhaps he could produce his denunciation of the free market in education before we make more mistakes?

Professor Chris Husbands, Dean, Faculty of Culture and Pedagogy, Institute of Education, London.

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