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Education Ends the Small Axe Anthology With Full Marks: Review

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The Pitch: Courtrooms, prisons, the police — Steve McQueen‘s Small Axe anthology has taken probing, deeply personal looks at the effects of racial discrimination, bias, and anti-Black violence on London’s Afro-Caribbean communities in the ’60s through the ’80s. With Education, McQueen turns his eye to London’s school systems in the 1970s, a place rife with bifurcated ideas about the intelligence of Black and white people.

Enter Kingsley (a warm, intelligent turn from young Kenyah Sandy), the 12-year-old son of West Indies

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‘The Amateur Hour’ Review: Hire Teachers for Higher Education

As the pandemic has forced most colleges and universities to adopt remote instruction, it’s worth remembering that more than 50 years ago some schools voluntarily experimented with remote instruction via televised classes. That did not go well either. Students did not feel the same connection to their instructors and that, in turn, made a difference in what was learned. “It’s better to have a poor instructor in the classroom,” said one unhappy professor in 1967, “than to have a good one on TV.”

The vignette comes from

Jonathan Zimmerman’s

“The Amateur Hour: A History of College Teaching in America.” Mr.

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Government’s decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from ‘relationships education’ lessons faces judicial review

Primary school children having a lesson in Essex
Primary school children having a lesson in Essex

The Government’s decision to ban parents from withdrawing children from ‘relationships education’ lessons faces a judicial review, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.

From September this year, primary school children will be required to to attend compulsory classes which explore topics including LGBT, the building blocks of consent and how to recognise abuse.

The Department for Education’s guidance says schools should engage with parents when it comes to delivering the curriculum, but emphasises that the ultimate decision on what is taught lies with teachers and parents have no “veto” on content.

Let Kids

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