One YouTube video that all educators need to watch (and then the film) – we need to move on:
Trailer for Lord Puttnam’s new film about education.
We Are The People Weve Been Waiting For is a full-length feature film on education which was inspired and guided by Oscar-winning producer Lord Puttnam. The film is supported by various sponsors including independent education foundation, Edge. The film follows the experiences of five Swindon-based teenagers. What unfolds during the course of the film is a very inconvenient truth about education. It concludes that, while there are signs of spring, a transformation of the education system is vital if the UK is to continue to compete effectively in an era of globalization the world has changed enormously but our education system has not kept pace. We need to recognise that there are many paths to success for young people and provide the right support and opportunities for them to develop their individual talents.
There is a web site for the film where comments can be left and more details can be found. Visit it here.
I understand that a free copy of the full length film will be available in the Guardian on Saturday 28th November