Citybeat: Education and consulting the past…

CitybeatTonight I’ll be speaking on the first of a monthly series of short politics slots on Citybeat Radio (podcast available after broadcast). The conversation inevitably centred on Catriona Ruane’s controversial slow, slow motion car crash move to deregulate the selection tests for the Grammars. It’s a strangely right of centre libertarian outcome to a initiative that was intended to shift us a more left of centre egalitarian set up. The banning of teaching for the varios entrance exams in class time likely only to exaggerate a growing class divide in the school system. I also talk about the disastrous PR of the flat payment of £12,000. There is more to the report than that; but given the political illwill stirred particularly amongst Unionists, will its more measured provisions ever see the light of day?

Discover more from Slugger O'Toole

Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email.

Categories Uncategorised

We are reader supported. Donate to keep Slugger lit!

For over 20 years, Slugger has been an independent place for debate and new ideas. We have published over 40,000 posts and over one and a half million comments on the site. Each month we have over 70,000 readers. All this we have accomplished with only volunteers we have never had any paid staff.

Slugger does not receive any funding, and we respect our readers, so we will never run intrusive ads or sponsored posts. Instead, we are reader-supported. Help us keep Slugger independent by becoming a friend of Slugger. While we run a tight ship and no one gets paid to write, we need money to help us cover our costs.

If you like what we do, we are asking you to consider giving a monthly donation of any amount, or you can give a one-off donation. Any amount is appreciated.