Opinion – Teachers Don’t Think Arming Them is Solution to School Shootings – Pew Research

This is an interesting survey of US teachers by Pew. Clearly, teachers don’t think arming them is the solution to shootings in schools. Interestingly parents are less sure in another survey but still parents who want armed teachers are in a minority. From a risk analysis perspective, I think that the surveys are missing the point – they need to focus on risk mitigation to stop the shootings. Surely, potential remedies can be costed and risk assessed by experts? Thoughts?

Numeracy crisis threatens to hold back UK in global data race | Education | The Guardian

This is a good article from the Guardian. It’s worth a read. Check it out!

via Numeracy crisis threatens to hold back UK in global data race | Education | The Guardian.

Personally, I don’t think that the Guardian challenges the teaching profession sufficiently. Also politicians and bureaucrats meddle too much with education policy.

Too much of the critical education debate is hijacked by left-wing teachers and lecturers promoting their own interests or pet cause, rather than focusing on the hard data of Britain’s deteriorating position in international education leagues. Have you noticed how the hard-left don’t like to back their arguments with hard-data, preferring dogma?

Surely, it’s time to replace the teachers with the best from overseas markets and drive up output standards?