Social Engineering – part 2 of 2

by Ed Cadwallader In a previous post I argued that social engineering is what schools do and the specific features our school system installs are hierarchy, passivity and atomisation. I ended by asking the question ‘what sort of society should we engineer?’ In this post I argue that our schools should try to engineer equality,Continue reading “Social Engineering – part 2 of 2”

Social Engineering – part 1 of 2

by Ed Cadwallader To say that a policy is ‘social engineering’ is to say that it is bad, with no further explanation required. This strikes me as strange because social engineering is a very apt description of what schools do. The curriculum is a competition between individuals to see who’s top and who’s bottom. Children bornContinue reading “Social Engineering – part 1 of 2”

Tackling inequity is the responsibility of us all

by Jackie Brock I was delighted to attend Scotland’s education summit on 15 June. What a tribute to Scotland’s commitment to children, young people and their education. How many other countries would be able to bring together the leadership of all our political parties represented in our Parliament together with key professionals, parent and thirdContinue reading “Tackling inequity is the responsibility of us all”