Internet problems at the tavern and a very busy few weeks mean light posting for the time being. I've managed to get a few comments out there on other people's posts but composing my own is beyond me at the moment.
My thanks to all who continue to drop in; may I invite you to pour yourselves a drink and peruse the back catalogue? Among the 540-odd posts in there, you are, I hope, sure to fnd something to amuse, entertain or infuriate.
To start you off, considering the fuss over Michael Gove's plans for exam reform and the assertion by Labour and the teaching unions that 'poorer children will be less likely to sit the new exams', may I suggest a look at 'Three Unmentionable Pachyderms - or why children fail'?
Franceska Mann, R.I.P.
35 minutes ago