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The disingenuous nature of ’empowerment’ in edtech

Technology is often presented as a means of empowerment within education, but we are in danger of actively holding pupils back by ignoring the inherent class bias of this narrative. I recently attended Bett, a large educational technology expo held annually at the ExCeL London. There were many impressive products available to preview, from a …

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Schools are not the only front in the battle for equality: Challenge the Impossible

Commenting on our latest Social Mobility Commission Report, Jack Marwood argued that it should come as no surprise that schools aren’t able to reverse all the disadvantage that poverty brings. Does this really surprise anyone? Should we really expect schools to reverse this? Given this, should Ofsted criticise individual schools? — IcingOnTheCake (@Jack_Marwood) February 27, …

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