“Positive” discrimination is not positive

Positive discrimination, or as many call it, affirmative action (AA) has been the subject of many a debate for what seems to have been time immemorial.¬†In the United States, AA was originally set up in 1961 by President Kennedy to: “take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment,…

Free Schools and their mixed ramifications.

The idea of a ‘free school’, one which was vigorously championed by Michael Gove during his time as¬†Secretary of State for Education, has attracted both a great deal of critics and plaudits. So what exactly are they and what’s the fuss? These are schools propped up by the government yet are not controlled by a…