Wonder - probably one of the best books my kids have ever made me read
Gender identity politics, ginger beer and is Uncle Quentin the stupidest person ever?
Couldn’t agree more with this post, so I’m re-blogging it on my own site. Lit.Gaz is one of my favourite blogs to follow – a great source of information about books and literature!
I hope that this post doesn’t turn into too much of a rant – I’d like to remain calm, but every so often the morons who are charged with education policy in this country enrage me, and recent remarks on the supposed superiority of mathematical and scientific education, and deprecation of the arts and humanities, has made me see red again.
Basically, education, and particularly higher education, is supposed now to be seen only in terms of enhancing the future, immediate employability of students, and, of course, everyone wants to employ mathematicians and scientists and nobody needs those useless arts and humanities graduates, for what can they really, actually DO?
It’s become increasingly evident over the last generation that HE is now basically big business, not only for universities who now have to compete in the holy marketplace, but also for the spivs and chancers who can now get richer…
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This post has been amended to include the little dots on top of the last letter of Emily Brontë's surname - thanks to Erin of Bubbles and Beebots for telling me how to do this! I've been thinking a lot about Wuthering Heights and English Literature generally in the last few days. 11YO has dipped into … Continue reading Wuthering Heights again – Does Anyone Read Joseph’s speeches?
This post has been amended to include the little dots on top of the last letter of Emily Brontë's surname - thanks to Erin of Bubbles and Beebots for telling me how to do this! Two bloggers have recently asked me the question 'what is your favourite book?' Funnily enough I'd just been thinking about this very … Continue reading My favourite books
One of the best bits of parenting is introducing your kids to toys, books or games you loved when you were their age. And, obviously, when they start liking them too - it's a bit rubbish when you share your treasured favourites and the little darlings just sneer in contempt, which does also happen. But luckily, … Continue reading Mum’s book reviews: Why I love Dr Seuss