Notes From the US: October/ September

  Education No-one ever got taller by being measured. In schools, the only tests that help are the ones that offer guidance on what’s next, not ‘summative’ ones that merely record children’s progress. Last month in Florida a kindergarten (5-year-old children) teacher took a stand by refusing to administer the state-mandated standardised test to her

Occupation of Wall Street

The dawn of a new American uprising, or a formulaic reaction bound to fizzle out? The belly of the beast, the finance capital of the world’s richest country, is experiencing some uncomfortable rumble. Wall Street (the equivalent of London’s City) has been directly targeted by protesters as the focus of their anger. On 17th of