His time as an MP is surely coming to an end, but Conservatives will miss the former Chancellor’s enthusiasm for technology and global competitiveness.
Posts Tagged: Education
The proposed reform has lost support even among those who spent years calling for the old system to be scrapped.
Addressing their concerns is not only the right thing to do – it is also electorally sound in the long run.
The former Education Secretary says she knows from experience that “there’s only so much brain space” for reforms.
A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
The foundation level papers fail to test fundamental skills.
James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.
We may be rowing back to defend one promise. But another more fundamental promise to the future is actually at stake.
Andy Cook: Why our culture must change if today’s Budget changes for technical education are to work
Real change won’t happen until until technical courses gain equal esteem to academic ones.
Syed Kamall: Grammars? Academies? Call them what you like, modern selective schools are a winning formula
As long as their priority is social mobility, we should cheer on Hammond and May.
A Head Teacher had to buying independent behaviour support, education psychology and speech and language therapists, because local authority provision was so poor.
They should employ writers who understand their subject well enough to explain it clearly to pupils.
And their doing so can help end the relative underperformance of northern schools.
The reality is that most of it will be concentrated on pupils older than 16 – whatever the best age may be at which to select.
We need higher skill apprenticeships, a maths requirement at 16-19, and the GCSE level of English and maths to be a prerequisite for Further and Higher Education.
James Cartlidge: Beware an unexpected consequence of Brexit – opening our doors to a new mass of unskilled migrants
My worry is that we will end up simply substituting EU immigration with non-EU. We need to buy time to train our own workforce up.