Truthful Lies

In his speech to the Conservative Party Conference today, Philip Hammond said something that immediately jarred. To be honest, it all jarred a bit, but I mean this part in particular: And then there is the skills challenge. We’ve made huge progress over the last six years. How many people, ten years ago, would have… Read More Truthful Lies

Thirty Six

I’ve never taught young children to learn their times tables, but if I did, this is instinctively how I would probably approach it. For the sake of complete clarity, nothing I have written here is meant to suggest that this is not currently done, nor is it meant to suggest that it is the only… Read More Thirty Six