David Cameron: Every school in the country could become an academy – Telegraph

This diagram illustrates the school system in ...

This diagram illustrates the school system in Wales, England and Northern Ireland. Note: Compulsory education ends before sixth form. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important article from the Telegraph. Check it out!

via David Cameron: Every school in the country could become an academy – Telegraph.

David Cameron is to be commended for this initiative.

However, the article just identifies one of the barriers to education in the UK, namely the local authority bureaucracies.

There is another equally important roadblock to improvement, with the teachers’ unions. The UK teachers’ unions look after the interest of their members but are less inclined to adopt global best practice. It is because of restrictive practices of the unions that the UK education compares so poorly to international benchmarks. Look at the evidence.

Thoughts?

Google: Letters of intent – FT.com

This is really interesting article on Google’s diversification published in the FT. Check it out!

via Google: Letters of intent – FT.com.

Personally, I think that Google is to be admired. This is different to Microsoft that still tries to leverage its size to its own advantage. See my views on Windows 10.

Thoughts?