Bill Scott

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  • Blowing bubbles with Mrs M

    I’ve done lots of enjoyable things these last few days, but by far the most fulfilling was blowing bubbles with my granddaughter and Mrs M.  The Chancellor was only with us in spirit but we launched a joyous stream of bubbles in...

  • Is peer review in need of peer review?

    Writing about EER's triumphs the other day, reminded me that I've been getting a few emails recently from journals I've never heard of inviting me to join the Board.  This is typical: Dear William Scott, I hope this email finds...

  • A different sort of vital statistics

    The launch of the UKSSD report, Measuring Up, was ignored by all of the news outlets I pay to read.  Even the Guardian (which I don't pay for because I can't read it anymore) didn't mention it, but I came across...

  • PISA gets a good kicking

    A recent TES carried an article about PISA written by some of my colleagues at Bath.  "meaningless at best; destructive at worst" they said.  It begins like this: “Pisa does not presume to tell countries what they should do. Pisa’s...

  • Pruitt's Progress

    No one will miss him unless his successor turns out to be even worse which is entirely possible given the nature of US politics.  I refer to the egregious Scott Pruitt (no relation) now resigned as head of the EPA brought...

  • How are we Measuring Up?

    I missed the launch of Measuring Up – UKSSD's report into how well the UK is implementing the sustainable development goals.  There's more detail here, and I hope that government will see the report as useful in helping in what it is doing...

  • EER breaks the 2.594 barrier

    The 2017 Journal Citation Reports & Impact Factors have just been released by Clarivate, and it's reported that the Impact Factor of Environmental Education Research  has increased from 1.709 to 2.595 – don't you just love the precision. This means that...