Posts Tagged ‘political’

This post is a duplicate of the comment I’ve just left on a post at Vince Ulam’s blog; it’s here because otherwise the time I spent on formatting and adding hotlinks was wasted. “These useful idiots, grateful for the imagined recognition and eager to seem important in the eyes of their peers, promote the aims […]

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I saw Dominic Cummings at Northern Rocks. He was clearly impassioned, but I remain unconvinced by his solutions even though we recognise many of the same problems. Let’s think about how he got to where he is. He was a Special Advisor to a range of government ministers, most recently Michael Gove. ‘SpAds’ are expected/allowed to […]

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So I was on Twitter. @TeacherROAR – who I follow – retweeted an item from @NUTSouthWest – who I don’t – which in turn quoted figures from an article in the Independant. Gove is spending estimated £39,616 on every Free School student and just £4,000 on those in 6th Form Colleges. @teacherROAR — NUT South […]

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In science lessons we teach students about the two main categories of error when taking readings. (And yes, I know that it’s a little more complicated than that.) We teach about random and systematic error. Random errors are the ones due to inherently changing and unpredictable variables. They give readings which may be above or […]

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