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December 31, 2009

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Alan_Hamilton

"...really fight for what I believe in to make sure that any children in my care get a modern education and not a re-invented one from the past 200 years."

That is a really powerful message and one that many of us will join you in aiming to achieve. All the best for a great 2010. Thanks for all the encouragement and help you have given me over the last few months.

Alan

David Gilmour

2010 will be the year I up my game and really fight for what I believe in to make sure that any children in my care get a modern education and not a re-invented one from the past 200 years.

You clearly have the same concerns as Don Ledingham, who recently said:
I really fear for the place of any activities which are not perceived to be central to the traditional “educational” experience.

Perhaps the key to this is value? We now know, through work on CfE in Scotland and similar developments elsewhere, that change is necessary. Costs may need to be cut, but to choose to do so by doing the wrong things would be simply wasting money, not getting "best value". It's really important that we concentrate our efforts on finding low-cost ways to continue doing the right things.

For governments or local authorities to go down the route of saving money by regressing to a traditional approach would be, I believe, a breach of their statutory duty to ensure best value.

David Rogers

Great post Ollie. You continue to be an inspiration and I'm looking forward to reading about your adventures in 2010.

Hope to see more of you next year. I feel that you should have an independant verification of the quality if your whiskey collection ;)

All the best

Davud

GeoBlogs

Nice work Ollie - a bumper year, and best of luck with your plans for 2010...

Oi, hands off the whisky Rogers..

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