Troops to Teachers

Near-Zero Tolerance for Trooper Teachers

Sachin Patel | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sachin Patel

There's been a lot of attention paid to the Phoenix Free School in Oldham, for instance, which will be run by a group of ex-servicemen when it opens in 2013, with a focus on discipline and zero-tolerance for bullies and other malfeasants.

Militarising Education - Sir, No, Sir!

Dr Jonathan Gilmore | Posted 30.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Jonathan Gilmore

As plans for the first state-funded Free School, staffed entirely by ex-soldiers, begin to take shape, the UK's current love affair with its armed forces seems to be moving in a worrying new direction.

Soldiers in the Classroom? No Thanks!

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

Undoubtedly, one of the worst things to have happened to this great nation over the last few decades is its Americanisation.

Michael Gove, and the False Allure of Shiny Buttons

Matthew Wright | Posted 09.11.2011 | UK Politics
Matthew Wright

The knees of rightwing politicians have often turned to jelly when a big man in shiny buttons marches past. Gove should know better. Forcing a military regime on the classroom would not raise standards