Classroom purge on failing teachers - Parents are to be given powers to identify weak teachers and seek their removal from schools after critics said a series of initiatives had failed to break the cycle of failing schools. The basis for requesting the removale of certain staff will be by new 'micro-level' performance data - part of continuing efforts to raise standards in under-performing schools. A response from teaching unions suggests teachers ratings will be 'bad for morale'.
The cost of online anonymity - An interesting article that suggests anonymizing software is becoming more and more popular in the West. It goes on to discuss how far we should be able to anonymous our use of the Internet.