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Posts Tagged: Department for Education
It’s hard work, but the progressive ideology has not gone away. It would be a tragedy for future generations if we gave in and settled for an easier life.
Emily Carver: This September, unions cannot be allowed to sabotage and obstruct children’s education again
Thankfully the Government is taking the threat seriously and has launched a “back to school and college” campaign.
The Department for Education has had a year to work out how to prevent a repeat of last year. It has rolled over.
Emily Carver: The Government’s plan to make exams easier will be devastating for this country’s education system
The Department of Education wants to address school disruption by “reducing pressure” on students.
The Schools Minister on the proposals to ban their use in classrooms floated by the Department for Education this morning.
Robert Halfon: I disagree with our Minister. Schools should focus on preparing pupils for work – not the acquisition of knowledge.
As our labour market thunders towards the digital age, we must urgently reconsider how we can support the skills most needed.
Jonathan Clark: In the post-pandemic world, both teacher assessments and public exams will fade away
The second in a mini-series of pieces on ConHome this week about schools after Covid.
The last week of term is scarcely critical. Is he trying to avoid letting Greenwich set a precedent – or just squaring off with the unions?
Public attitudes have become more relaxed about school reopenings. But the battle is not over for the Government.
Unions are pushing for more closures and a rota system. It’s imperative the Department of Education fights its corner.
Frank Young: Educational Long Covid. Why the collapse of schooling over lockdown will haunt the poor for years to come.
The second in our mini-series of pieces from the Centre for Social Justice on the virus – and helping those in deep poverty.
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.
Robert Halfon: We should be pro-private enterprise, anti-mega corporates – which plunder the taxpayer again and again
Plus: Let’s cut VAT on energy bill as soon as we leave transition – deal or no deal. And: first Ardern, then Biden?
The devolved Adult Education Budget ensures that every pound delivers more qualifications that employers actually want.
Plus: by stealth, under the cover of Covid-19, Starmer is changing the Labour Party to one based on social democracy, rather than red-blooded socialism.