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How Will Kids Ever Know What They Want To Do?

How Will Kids Ever Know What They Want To Do?

We get to age 18 and we’re expected to decide on a career path or a University degree and we have no idea what we want to do. Some people take a gap year to ‘find themselves’ – and I wonder when they lost themselves.  Is this not itself an indictment of the pressures...

Retraining & Upskilling: Symptoms of a Broken Education System

Retraining & Upskilling: Symptoms of a Broken Education System

According to a recent article in The Straits Times, the education system is now expected to retrain and upskill half a million adults yearly.

The problem with this is clear: retraining and upskilling are symptoms of a broken education system. What is the point of a 12-year school sentence if we have to throw it all away to retrain and upskill?

Will School Ever Change?

Will School Ever Change?

If you dare criticise school, you are bound to hear this: “Not MY school. It’s different!” “It’s not all bad,” “It’s not how it used to be,” “You obviously don’t know what school is like these days.” How I dearly wish that were true…

Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity

How much is neurotypicality embedded into our society? How closely do we insist on aligning with limiting definitions of the word ‘normal’ - a word itself that has come to mean ‘conformity,’ or ‘homogenisation?’ And most importantly, how do these ideas exclude those...