Life without school

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JIM CURRAN
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Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am

Ten million British children are about to get a taste of home schooling. Increased inequality will be the result

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ying-field

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:43 am

UK school closures prompt boom in private tuition

Surge in demand for online tuition, while rich families take tutors into isolation with them

The private tuition industry is booming amid the coronavirus pandemic, with school closures and fears of infection driving unprecedented demand for online teaching.

UK tutoring firms said there had been a surge in online tuition in the past three weeks as parents anticipated and then responded to the decision to close schools indefinitely.

Meanwhile, several agencies said some wealthy families had requested tutors go into isolation with them on remote country estates or super-yachts

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -isolation

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:56 pm

Families borrowing to buy food a week into UK lockdown

Food Foundation warns of crisis as YouGov poll reports 1.5m people worrying about hunger

https://www.theguardian.com/society/202 ... f-lockdown

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:51 am

Children must not become unseen victims of coronavirus, says thinktank

Fund must be set up to provide digital access and opportunity for parents to take leave, IPPR urges

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... -thinktank

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:03 am

Coronavirus: Primary school measures are reinforcing inequality, report says
New survey highlights concerns over effect of school closures on disadvantaged children

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educati ... -1.4221574

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Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 pm

UK councils face lawsuits over access to education in lockdown

Government pressed to ensure poorer pupils have laptops and broadband for home learning

The UK government must ensure pupils from poor backgrounds have computers and internet connections during the coronavirus lockdown or face legal action for depriving children of their education, according to a group of legal activists.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... n-lockdown

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Re: Life without school

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:55 am

When the Covid-19 crisis finally ends, UK schools must never return to normal

A new era needs to value teachers and end the tyranny of tests and ruthless competition for league table places

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2 ... -to-normal

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