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Teachers Call OotP 'Dead Right'

Posted by: Kristin
July 06, 2003, 10:01 AM

In an article from, teachers hail Order of the Phoenix as 'blistering satire on years of politically motivated interference in the running of schools'. Says Sandy McAulay, head teacher of Leith Academy:
The book sounds about right to me. Many teachers, including me, believe the magic has been sucked out of teaching, because our curriculum is now over-full, our children are over-assessed and there is no room left for teaching that is creative.

Also in the article is former schools chief Douglas Osler's assessment of Hogwarts, which includes:

Timetabling should be improved; History of Magic, double Potions, Divination and Defence against the Black Arts is too much in one day. Pupils do excel at the 3 S’s: Sports, Spirits and Spells.

Thanks to TLC reader Dobby (we assume not the real one, although we can't say for certain) for the link.

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