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Is the UK Chancellor a Jiva Blog Reader?

Who knew that the UK Chancellor was such an avid reader of the Jiva blog? A matter of days after publishing a blog post reiterating the importance of maths, Chancellor Philip Hammond stands up in the UK Parliament and tells the country, “maths matters”. Whats more, Mr Hammond has backed up his words with cash. […]

“I don’t do maths”

As a self confessed lover of Maths, I’ve never understood the ambivalence or outright hostility aroused by my favourite subject. And whilst I can’t support this with any hard evidence, it feels as though the situation is getting worse. People are running up the white flag before they’ve even started. I see too many parents […]

Mid-life retraining

Most people think of education as something that happens to you early in life. You get an education, you get a job, you retire, you die. Proponents of education typically encourage students to get a better education at the start on the grounds that it leads to a better job, more money and a comfortable […]

Its time to end the obsession with going to university

The education system in the UK has become so fixated on the need for as many students as possible to go to university, that its becoming a danger to both universities and students alike. Starting with the Blair government, going to university was seen as an unequivocally good thing. Going to university meant more opportunity […]

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