The economist on innovation in education. hmmmm…

http://www.economist.com/node/21534820

As usual, the Economist’s team of bright children alternately infuriate, intrigue and interpret everything they see as extolling the virtues of private enterprise.

“THE scene is enough to appal those teachers steeped in ideas about child-centred education and learning through play.”

That’s as maybe, but I doubt it would appal many of my colleagues in playwork. Typical sneery ace cub reporter piffle.

” Disruptive behaviour is “usually about fear”, triggered when children (especially boys) do not know how to do something.”

An intelligent educator said that.

“The larger pool is open to the paying public after midday, and forms part of a private enterprise (also including a gym and a block of flats) that subsidises organic lunches, smaller than average classes and after-school care.”

Was this copy phoned in? The phrase you seek is “social enterprise”  It’s sort of like private enterprise except that the profits go to good causes. Might catch on…

Orange County city council unanimous: Occupy tents are a form of speech

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/27/orange-county-city-council-unanimous-occupy-tents-are-a-form-of-speech.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

Not in the City of London they aren’t. Earlier today Call me Dave was exhorting us to camp out in Oxford street or something. A rare example of American liberalism.

Lamest Elfansafeti excuse in yonks: Closing St Paul’s Cathedral

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/david-allen-green/2011/10/health-safety-cathedral-camp

Excellent piece (which I found via the Spectator (gosh!) on the elfansafeti nonsense behind the moves that would make Jesus weep. Lovely to see the posh press harrumphing about peaceful protest but not tents and drugs. It’s their own children they’re dissing.  Suffer little children to come to me said Jesus. Greatest PR mistake by a bunch of church bureaucrats EVER. Epic fail. One of 351 isolated meaningless protests worldwide under the ‘Occupy’ banner.