Do we want all children to reach their potential?

Much education policy of late has been based on “all children reaching their potential” and it’s definitely a phrase I’ve used. This article by Prof Danny Dorling made me think about the underlying implications of it and why “to help all children do well and learn without being restricted by our expectations” might be a far better aspiration.

Well worth a read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/jul/22/education-policy-childrens-potential?CMP=twt_gu