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.
Posts Tagged: Department of Education
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.
Nicky Morgan: This election, doorstep reaction – and why we must focus the Brexit conversation on economic security
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.
Ben Rochelle: How can Greening get out of the trap she’s in over the National Funding Formula for schools?
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.
Iain Dale: This week’s media assault on Leadsom is astonishing – and she has done well to survive it
Plus: the downfall of Boles. This Eagle won’t fly. What to do with Gove? Cameron should become Foreign Secretary. And: Out there in the country, Blair is still popular.
Managing the controversial White Paper through into action is a formidable task for the woman who is mulling a future crack at the leadership.
Burdens have been lifted. But what are we supposed to do now?
The views of parents matter – and they can serve as a bulwark against corruption.
Joe Cawley: The Budget’s academies expansion. More centralised control – or more freedom and better results?
The academies plan could mark the start of a more effective, cheaper, de-centralised, responsive and accountable way of running the nation’s services.