Follow the Science, Not the Teachers Unions

In many parts of the world schools have been closed since March 2020. Teachers have had a lot of extra work and strain learning about the technology required and how to deliver effective classes online. It is quite remarkable that now, after putting themselves and students in the US through a difficult period of learning…

China bans children from using mobile phones at school

In an apparent knee-jerk reaction to rising health in children concerns, the Ministry of Education of the Chinese government has recently banned children from using their mobile phones while in school: a situation similar to France. From now on written parental consent will be required. This action has been prompted by the increasing allegations of…

Children Need to Be Back in School Tomorrow

The US has recently been showing a rather uglier side to its image of the bastion of democracy and home of the brave. Political issues aside, its handling of the pandemic has not been good. In this recent article from the NYTimes it is asserted that “remote learning is a disaster, especially for disadvantaged students”. …