The Advance of Alternative Routes to Education

“It comes down to a simple question – who do I want to teach my kids as they grow up?” Ewan Gurr: ‘Home-school was already a success for some families’ (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 25/01/2021 As many parents across Scotland expected, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon extended the period schoolsContinue reading “The Advance of Alternative Routes to Education”

Taking Poverty Back from the Professionals

“There is great power when real people experiencing real hardship take back the reins of the conversation from the professionals.” Ewan Gurr: ‘Taking poverty back from the professionals’ – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 18/01/2021 It is not every day a picture a friend took on her phone endsContinue reading “Taking Poverty Back from the Professionals”

Education Failings Extend Beyond Longer Holidays

“Once the global leader, a victim of the pandemic has been Scotland’s education system with its meteoric drop in standards.” Ewan Gurr: Scottish education system a victim of coronavirus failings (eveningtelegraph.co.uk) This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 11/01/2021 When the Scottish Government announced in November its “cautious and limited” five-day amnesty forContinue reading “Education Failings Extend Beyond Longer Holidays”

The Myth of Scotland as a Nation of Europhiles

“Whilst the UK Government is currently lauding Britain’s new-found political independence, Scotland’s party of independence is itself filled with lamentation.” Ewan Gurr: The myth of Scotland as a nation of Europhiles – Evening Telegraph This article appeared in the print edition of the Evening Telegraph 04/01/2021 I love Europe; its countries, cultures and coastlines and nowContinue reading “The Myth of Scotland as a Nation of Europhiles”

The Powerful Stories Behind the Statistics

“With every passing week, month and year, I was encountering men, women and children experiencing poverty who shared their stories.” All of us appreciate a story. They often act as a universal language which have the potential to both anchor us within the world and, on occasion, transport us to another place. The bestselling AmericanContinue reading “The Powerful Stories Behind the Statistics”