What is the objective of higher education if it does not play a major role in addressing our country’s skills deficit?
A fairer funding formula, better behaviour, fluency in numeracy and literacy, a richer National Curriculum, better exams: these appeal to voters’ innate common sense.
New polling on behalf of the Centre for Social Justice and Family Stability Network helps to highlight what young people themselves are asking for.
it is quite conceivable that the Left of the party, casting around for a leadership contest standard bearer, will decide that he fits the bill.
We need to train more teachers if the Government is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
The third piece in a five-part series on ConHome on a new Manifesto to Strengthen Families, which is being launched in Parliament this week.
There is a scandal of Councils wasting huge Public Health budgets – while refusing to fund modest schemes that would provide great benefits.
Many of Brussels’ demands, including for continued oversight by the European Court, are quite simply preposterous.
There are too many examination papers – cutting the number would save money and stress.
Most people I’m meeting seem either pro-Leave or resigned to it happening – and believing that Theresa May is best-placed to see it through.
During a meeting with other disgruntled Conservative MPs, George Osborne allegedly told the Education Secretary: “Now you see why I didn’t do this.”
The proposed reform has lost support even among those who spent years calling for the old system to be scrapped.
Limiting the Prime Minister’s public interventions is wise, but it will backfire if Departments don’t step in to provide material fleshing out her agenda.
Two new ConHome columns begin tomorrow.
It is wrong to hold selection tests on specific days – with mock papers available for middle class parents to buy and tutor their children for.