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In Favour of Schools with Philosophical and Political Ideology

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[This post is satire, my views on the subject are that school should be a place in which ideologies are scrutinized and challenged, and where young people can form their own worldview having been introduced to many different ideas without bias.]

Many groups and associations of people, notably the skeptic community, are pressuring very publicly against the association of any form of ideology with schooling. I take the opposite viewpoint and want to argue for what I call ‘political-schools’ which, not to be confused with a school which teaches politics, hold given political or philosophical ideologies which they infuse throughout their pastoral and educational structure. Parliament should adopt this policy and introduce schools of this type, strengthening and continuing the long-held ideologies of the United Kingdom and giving parents the opportunity to teach their politics to their children.Continue reading In Favour of Schools with Philosophical and Political Ideology

A Mediocre Student’s Guide to Not Failing Exams

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When I was in school I was functionally clever, but I was not as smart as some of my classmates for whom passing exams was a passtime. This meant that, in order to avoid replicating the slow-motion train-wreck which was my AS levels, I had to take some pretty extreme actions. I have made a note of them, and for those who are interested, they are as follows.The points are divided into academic and non-academic actions.Continue reading A Mediocre Student’s Guide to Not Failing Exams