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Sorry, Middle Class Kids, No School for You: British Education Reform Would Favor the Poor

A proposal for sweeping national education reform includes a provision to allow hundreds of academies and free schools to pick and choose pupils based on family income. Credit: Getty Images It's like a scene out of "Oliver Twist." So...Britain may ration education, favoring the poor.

British Teachers Told To Drop the "i Before e" Rule

There are 1,100 ways to spell the 44 sounds in the English language. Image: sxc.hu
Recently, while helping my 8-year-old with her homework, I realized that in many ways, learning math is just like learning to spell. Except that math is a heck of ...

Gwyneth Paltrow moves to UK for kid's education

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has taken a lot of heat for disparaging remarks she has made in the past about Americans. For example, the Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias quoted her as saying, "The British are much more intelligent and civilized than...

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