Destroying Confederate statues cannot be seen as a crime against history

One of the more positive consequences of the horrific events in Charlottesville recently has been increased calls to tear down statues commemorating figures from the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Some, including one in Durham, NC, have already fallen. To many American citizens these statues symbolise the ideals the Confederacy stood for, in particular …

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When Billy Elliot met E.D. Hirsch

Could KS3 embrace the 1980s to close the cultural literacy pits? Last week I went to see a performance of the musical Billy Elliot by the students at the school where I am currently training. It was a fantastic show with acting, singing and dancing talent that made me fiercely envious. The story also did a fantastic job …