Friday, 17 June 2011

Well, I'm bloggered

No comment

I have been frustrated over the last few days by the impossibilty of posting a comment on Conductive World. This applies equally whether the Comment is submitted by a reader or by myself.

Now I see that Judit Szathmáry has the same problem:


I spot-checked by trying to comment on one of Susie Mallet's postings. Same thing, no Comment appears:


At least, I thought momentarily, if the problem is general rather than specific to myself, this increases the chanced of its being soon fixed. But when? A check on the Blogger site finds the following message:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We're investigating an issue which is preventing login and comment posting for some users, and hope to have a fix released shortly.

Note the date. Some 'shortly'!

Other CE-bloggers using Blogger technology might like to check whether their own Comment facility is working.

Not good enough, but what's to do?

One that nearly got away

I was alerted to this problem a few days ago through an email from Norman Perrin. He had wanted to to comment upon my posting on that Western Australian business:


This had quoted him on how 'evidence' argues to suit those who quote it. 'Ofsted', by the way, is England's school-inspection system. Norman wrote –

Apparently Ofsted share my doubts. "Some 45 per cent of schools inspected by Ofsted in the last eight months were ranked no better than "satisfactory", it was disclosed. More than one-in-20 primary or secondary schools were declared inadequate – the watchdog's lowest possible rating.
Or maybe not? Apparently Ofsted say that these appalling results were "skewed" ... "by a new hard-line inspection regime – implemented for the first time in 2009 – which ... places a greater emphasis on classroom teaching and pupils' results."
How interesting that Ofsted (or anyone) would regard an inspection regime that focuses on teaching and learning as "hard-line". One can only wonder, along as I suppose would Liz Constable, the Minister of Education for Western Australia, why we continue to fund them.

If you this difficulty in commenting, then do please send your comment to me direct for posting, as Norman Perrin has done. The email address is:


Your Comment will then be posed as here. Judit has already shown the way.

As for my test Comment on Susie's blog I tried to post on her mention of the Comenius meeting last week in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on 'Cooperation between parents and experts':


I tried to comment –

Will there be a report published on this meeting, do you know? There are a lot of such meetings going on at the moment. All that disussion at such a cost: it would be a pity if more people could not benefit.

1 comment:

  1. I have received this comment in my email in-box three times but it has not appeared here.

    Andrew, with your permission am posting it for you. Google-Blogger seems to be playing up again.

    Andrew has left a new comment on your post "Politicking in Western Australia":

    If you have difficulty in using the Comments facility on this post, then do please send your comment to me direct for posting, as Norman Perrin has done.

    Email address is: conductive.world@gmail.com

    Norman writes to follow up on his Facebook comment (see above) on how evidence argues how it suites one that it should. Ofsted, by the way, is Englnd's school-inspection system. He writes –

    Apparently Ofsted share my doubts. "Some 45 per cent of schools inspected by Ofsted in the last eight months were ranked no better than "satisfactory", it was disclosed. More than one-in-20 primary or secondary schools were declared inadequate – the watchdog's lowest possible rating.

    Or maybe not? Apparently Ofsted say that these appalling results were "skewed" ... "by a new hard-line inspection regime – implemented for the first time in 2009 – which ... places a greater emphasis on classroom teaching and pupils' results."

    How interesting that Ofsted (or anyone) would regard an inspection regime that focuses on teaching and learning as "hard-line". One can only wonder, along as I suppose would Liz Constable, the Minister of Education for Western Australia, why we continue to fund them.

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