at the heart of school reform and it must recognise a diverse population of individuals who have a right to access from birth to death. Pedagogy tells us to view education as a continuum, but our system does not truly allow for this. Additionally schools have become irrevocably tied to social care, which blurs the academic and welfare curriculums, forcing heads to make economic weighting accordingly. All this is hidden under the lazy fallacy of meritocracy, promoted by politicians obsessed with external drivers and value systems. Success is viewed in narrow terms and in much the same way that students are taught to game competitive examination systems, Employees in education game the infrastructural system and environment.
Valuable citizens aren't just those of us with an annual economic turnover, they are all of us and we all deserve to be educated to both see and benefit from that.