This article, published in The Times Educational Supplement (London), is an in-depth explanation of how the Global Educational Reform Movement (GERM) took shape and became powerful. Here you will meet Sir Michael Barber, who coined the idea of “deliverology,” and learn about his rapid ascent from trade union activist to Tony Blair advisor to McKinsey guru to Pearson strategist.

You will learn about the fierce struggle among advanced nations to have the highest test scores and be #1 on PISA and TIMSS.

You will watch as an ideology of struggle and compete takes over the minds of educators responsible for the care and nurturing of children.

It is an instructive and scary article.