‘It’s as if you want to destroy their childhood’ … Philip Pullman. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

Philip Pullman attacks ‘monstrous’ English education policy | Books | The Guardian


‘It’s as if you want to destroy their childhood’ … Philip Pullman. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian
‘It’s as if you want to destroy their childhood’ … Philip Pullman. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian

“The function of a book or a poem or a story is to delight, to enchant, to beguile.” Philip Pullman

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11 thoughts on “Philip Pullman attacks ‘monstrous’ English education policy | Books | The Guardian

  1. I fully agree with Pullman. This recent change to the curriculum was dreamed up by Goofy, who’s obsessed with the least creative of subjects (STEM). This guarantees an even wider spread of illiteracy than we have already. And Goofy’s own qualifications in education? Zero. His speciality is pontification to anyone who’ll listen..

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  2. Things must have changed a lot since my day. Having to read serious literature for the exams is what got me interested in writing at the time.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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