Retention – the enemy of high standards

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Colleges are obsessed with retention statistics – it’s another OFSTEDĀ benchmark that makes very little sense in the real world other than to promote the spurious claim that we are producing more and more successful studentsĀ and therefore creating a better qualified workforce. The truth, of course, is vastly different. When a student is palpably failing we […]

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The value of failure

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

We need to be brave. There is a price of failure in the real world, but failure has a value as well. Many successful business people can attest to the value that bankruptcy had on their current business success. What we so often forget nowadays is the value that failure can have for students. We […]

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