The phonics check for six year olds and the free schools programme are genuine breakthroughs.
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There are better ways to spend money on education than on tax breaks for very expensive profit-making institutions.
Nicky Morgan: Let’s have fewer rush-jobs like women-only carriages, and more serious, considered policy-making
Politics often expects a quick answer. But the quick answer often isn’t the best. From education to Brexit, complex questions deserve proper thought.
John Blake: This week, A-levels. Next, GCSEs. Now we need to know what the next Tory education reforms will be.
It should focus on improving vocational training for people who are not going to university – and on getting primary as well as secondary education right.
Despite the growth in academies, finding talented people willing to serve as governors remains crucial.
We have allowed our enemies to infiltrate almost every power centre that matters and delegitimise our very existence.
There is not enough cross-pollination between the education sector and employers. And careers advice must be dramatically improved
Education is key – we need more good and outstanding school places.
Mark Lehain: Cutting the Free School programme would be short-sighted, damaging to standards, and un-Conservative
Free schools are changing lives for the better, and have proved popular despite the early naysaying. Greening must shut down talk of scrapping the policy.
Other than saying, “the state should stay out of things”, they haven’t had much to say. This must change. They need to set out how they’d do things better.
The Education Secretary must navigate skilfully to get the proposals safely to port.
The Education Secretary is grappling with reform of the national funding formula for schools at a time when spending on them is under pressure.
David Gauke: This is a Budget for resilience, skills and fairness – and our changes to NICs are fair
Self-employed people earning less than £15,900 a year will still see a reduction in their NICs bill, and also benefit from the increased income tax personal allowance.
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.
The recently departed Prime Minister is re-emerging – and working on his memoirs. He will want to project his greatest achievement: public service reform.