Peter Inson

High Praise – it’s what I have been trying to tell some publishers

Back in October, I cut out the excellent article of yours (East Anglian Daily Times) entitled, ‘A Good Command of English Makes a Difference to our Lives’, and have used this for discussion from time to time during my English lessons with young foreign students.   I believe our country is not alone in suffering …

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Licensing teachers

Proposals to license teachers much as other professionals are licensed – medics, architects etc. Sounds a reasonable idea. Teachers would require a professional body – at present they have only a government poodle of a so-called professional body imposed by government – quite different from the General Medical Council, formed of medical practitioners who themselves …

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Grammar Schools 50 years on – Why the arguing will not stop

While there are parents who do not want their children’s education disrupted by students who want neither to work nor behave, grammar schools, and church schools and independent schools will thrive, unless, of course, politicians do something about poor parenting. Tony Blair and Diane Abbot did something about it. Blair’s sons were sent to The …

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Teenager with 36 offences – Where were Mummy and Daddy?

Two burglaries, five thefts, car theft, dangerous driving, drink driving, driving without insurance, failing to stop, possession of a knife, plus 24 more offenses admitted. How much trouble and expense has he caused society? How much trouble and expense do we suppose has been encountered by his parents? Were they even in court to explain …

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