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Julian Critchley

Teacher, father, disappointed idealist

Julian Critchley worked in the Department for Education for ten years, and then became a teacher in a south London comprehensive for another twelve years. He was the Labour candidate in the Isle of Wight during the General Election. He blogs and tweets mainly on education matters as Disappointed Idealist.

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Ofsted: 'A Broad Curriculum' Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

The critique of Spielman's stance doesn't end in the weird Orwellian world of doublespeak which exists on the right of the education world. Perhaps a far more glaring problem with her piece, and the let's-hope-nobody-notices-the-contradiction response of the Government's supporters, is that she resolutely fails to ask the question "Why?"
12/10/2017 16:02 BST