Monthly Archives: February 2012

How To Raise the Next Obama

Last week, on National Book-Character-Dressing-Up Day at my son’s primary school, a plump 8-year-old showed up in a smart grey jacket with his hair newly cropped, carrying a copy of Dreams From My Father. He was being Barack Obama; and … Continue reading

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Failing with pride

Compulsory unpaid “work experience” for young “job seekers” in a context of high youth unemployment? What is this? An attempt to create a third world economy, where the unemployed compete for the privilege of working for the pittance which is … Continue reading

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Embarrassing, really

OK – maybe I was wrong. It’s not just the white parents who avoid schools with too many black kids who are problematic when it comes to building a culture of tolerance in inner-city schools. It’s also the white parents … Continue reading

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