The third in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
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Mark Lehain: Every employee should have the same rights at work – regardless of trade union membership
Widening the ways in which workers get support can only be a good thing, for employees and employers alike.
Mark Lehain: The end of unconscious bias training and Truss’s coming speech on equality – signs of a Ministerial anti-woke fightback.
They’re part of a broader move by the Government to rein in some of the more extreme politically correct excesses that went unchecked before.
The Department of Education confirmed GCSEs and A Levels will go ahead in England for 2021, albeit with measures to help students affected by Covid.
The fifth piece in a ConHome series this week on the Prime Minister’s Reset Moment – and what should follow from it.
Mark Lehain: “The Government stands unequivocally against critical race theory.” The significance of Badenoch’s speech this week.
The Campaign for Common Sense has four simple, low-effort, suggestions as to how schools can be helped to get back on track.
Any delay will be exploited by the Blob to try and roll back a decade of progress on testing, inspections, and accountability.
Mark Lehain: Two-thirds of adults are concerned about political correctness. That’s why I’ve started the Campaign for Common Sense.
Groupthink and blame culture have had a detrimental effect on our debates. It’s time we stopped walking on eggshells.
Mark Lehain: The rivalries and Corbynism that are driving the biggest education union’s extremist stance on school reopenings
I’m a former union rep myself – and am finding that schools, empowered by the Gove reforms, are quietly getting on with preparations,
Allowing alternative organisations at hearing would mean levelling up the quality of life for workers.
Sending pupils early into academic and vocational pathways would allow too many schools to lower their sights and expecations.
The second writer in our mini-series says that creating more grammars is a distraction from change that matters.
Halfon is wrong to attribute the rise in school exclusion rates to any disregard for those affected.
Yesterday’s results show that free schools are working. Now Conservatives must back them fully once again.
I was glad to see the Prime Minister and the Education Secretary doing so recently – particularly now that Rayner is clear she will scrap the programme.
Mark Lehain: Rayner says Labour will reject Gove’s school reforms – but what would they establish in their place?
Families and teachers deserve some details on what is being proposed in place of free schools and academies.